The evolution of condition-dependent sexual dimorphism.

@article{Bonduriansky2007TheEO,
  title={The evolution of condition-dependent sexual dimorphism.},
  author={Russell Bonduriansky},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2007},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={
          9-19
        }
}
  • Russell Bonduriansky
  • Published in The American naturalist 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Theory suggests that the net benefit of allocating resources to a sexual trait depends both on the strength of sexual selection on that trait and on individual condition. This predicts a tight coevolution between sexual dimorphism and condition dependence and suggests that these patterns of within-sex and between-sex variation may share a common genetic and developmental basis. Although condition-dependent expression of sexual traits is widely documented, the extent of covariation between… CONTINUE READING

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