Variable environmental effects on a multicomponent sexually selected trait.

@article{Cole2015VariableEE,
  title={Variable environmental effects on a multicomponent sexually selected trait.},
  author={Gemma L Cole and John A Endler},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2015},
  volume={185 4},
  pages={452-68}
}
Multicomponent signals are made up of interacting elements that generate a functional signaling unit. The interactions between signal components and their effects on individual fitness are not well understood, and the effect of environment is even less so. It is usually assumed that color patterns appear the same in all light environments and that the effects of each color are additive. Using guppies, Poecilia reticulata, we investigated the effect of water color on the interactions between… CONTINUE READING
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