The evolution and significance of male mate choice.

  title={The evolution and significance of male mate choice.},
  author={Dominic A. Edward and Tracey Chapman},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={26 12},
The distinct reproductive roles of males and females, which for many years were characterised in terms of competitive males and choosy females, have remained a central focus of sexual selection since Darwin's time. Increasing evidence now shows that males can be choosy too, even in apparently unexpected situations, such as under polygyny or in the absence of male parental care. Here, we provide a synthesis of the theory on male mate choice and examine the factors that promote or constrain its… CONTINUE READING
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