The heritability of fitness: Bad news for 'good genes'?

  title={The heritability of fitness: Bad news for 'good genes'?},
  author={John D. S. Jones},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={2 2},
Some models of sexual selection depend on a female preference for 'good genes': females choose conspicuous males as these are advertising their possession of genes for fitness characters which can be inherited by their offspring. In contrast, Fisher's fundamental theorem of natural selection - which underlies much of population genetics theory - predicts… CONTINUE READING