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Trait selection in flowering plants: how does sexual selection contribute?

Lynda F. Delph and Tia-Lynn Ashman.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

May 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 5286 words.

By highlighting and merging the frameworks of sexual selection envisioned by Arnold (1994) and Murphy (1998), we discuss how sexual selection can occur in plants even though individuals do...

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The Adaptive Landscape in Sexual Selection Research

Adam G. Jones, Nicholas L. Ratterman and Kimberly A. Paczolt.

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

May 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 9962 words.

Sexual selection has produced some of the most impressively bizarre traits in the natural world. This process is often studied from a behavioural standpoint, which is understandable given...

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Intrasexual competition in females: evidence for sexual selection?

Kimberly A. Rosvall.

in Behavioral Ecology

November 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8462 words.

In spite of recent interest in sexual selection in females, debate exists over whether traits that influence female–female competition are sexually selected. This review uses female–female...

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Dimorphic male midshipman fish: reduced sexual selection or sexual selection for reduced characters?

Jonathan S. F. Lee and Andrew H. Bass.

in Behavioral Ecology

July 2006; p ublished online May 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5839 words.

In most taxa with male dimorphisms, some males are large in body size with exaggerated secondary sexual characters (exaggerated morph), whereas other males in the same population are small...

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Sexual selection: lessons from hermaphrodite mating systems

Janet L. Leonard.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

May 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 12895 words.

Over the last 130 years, research has established that (a) sexual selection exists and is widespread in the plant and animal kingdoms; (b) it does not necessarily entail sexual dimorphism;...

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Sexual Selection and the Politics of Mating

in From Man to Ape

December 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 14762 words.

This chapter examines the analogies of Charles Darwin's concept of sexual selection to the politics of mating in Argentina. It discusses attempts of such figures as Domingo Sarmiento and...

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Lifetime reproductive success and sexual selection theory

Walter D. Koenig.

in Dragonflies and Damselflies

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7827 words.

This chapter summarizes studies of lifetime reproductive success (LRS) conducted on odonates. Such studies have focused on many characters, but have typically concluded that survivorship —...

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Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Evelleen Richards.

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 672 pages.

This book offers the first comprehensive history of the formulation of Darwin’s principle of sexual selection. It locates Darwin's sources and conceptual pathways in their social and...

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Sexual selection and the evolution of sperm quality

John L. Fitzpatrick and Stefan Lüpold.

in MHR: Basic science of reproductive medicine

December 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Reproductive Medicine. 7732 words.

Sperm experience intense and varied selection that dramatically impacts the evolution of sperm quality. Selection acts to ensure that sperm are fertilization-competent and able to overcome...

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The Evolution of Altruism through Sexual Selection

Dennis L. Krebs.

in The Origins of Morality

August 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology. 5375 words.

The basic idea underlying the evolution of altruism through sexual selection is that altruistic traits that are a burden to survival can evolve if they increase animals’ reproductive...

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Sexual selection and reproductive success in hermaphroditic seabasses

Christopher W. Petersen.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

May 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 6511 words.

Mating behavior in simultaneously hermaphroditic seabasses has been often cited as an example of cooperation among unrelated conspecifics. The predominant mating behavior in this group...

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Individual differences in protandry, sexual selection, and fitness

Anders P. Møller, Javier Balbontín, José Javier Cuervo, Ignacio G. Hermosell and F. de Lope.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6473 words.

Protandry is the difference in arrival date between males and females, with competition among males for access to preferred territories (the rank advantage hypothesis) or mating success...

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sexual selection

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

The theory, proposed by Darwin, that in some species males compete for mates and that characteristics enhancing their success in mating would have value and be perpetuated irrespective of...

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sexual selection

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 291 words.

A form of *natural selection, which depends upon the advantage that certain individuals have over others of the

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sexual selection

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 291 words.

A form of natural selection, which depends upon the advantage that certain individuals have over others of the same

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sexual selection

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 60 words.

The means by which it is assumed that certain secondary sexual characteristics, particularly of male animals, have evolved. Females

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sexual selection

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 208 words.

The means by which individuals with certain characteristics have a greater likelihood of obtaining mates compared with others of their kind. In ...

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sexual selection

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 79 words.

A theory proposed by *Darwin, that in some *species males compete for mates and that characteristics enhancing

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sexual selection

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 82 words.

A theory proposed by *Darwin, that in some *species males compete for mates and that characteristics enhancing their success in mating would have value and be perpetuated irrespective of...

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sexual selection

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 18 words.

A type of natural selection that acts differently on males and females of the same species.

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