The potential influence of morphology on the evolutionary divergence of an acoustic signal.

@article{Pitchers2014ThePI,
  title={The potential influence of morphology on the evolutionary divergence of an acoustic signal.},
  author={William Pitchers and Christian Peter Klingenberg and Tom Tregenza and John Hunt and Ian Dworkin},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={2163-76}
}
The evolution of acoustic behaviour and that of the morphological traits mediating its production are often coupled. Lack of variation in the underlying morphology of signalling traits has the potential to constrain signal evolution. This relationship is particularly likely in field crickets, where males produce acoustic advertisement signals to attract females by stridulating with specialized structures on their forewings. In this study, we characterize the size and geometric shape of the… CONTINUE READING
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