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sexual selection

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 41 words.

*Natural selection favouring characteristics that increase the likelihood of attracting a mate. Such characteristics might be used in male

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sexual selection

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 41 words.

*Natural selection favouring characteristics that increase the likelihood of attracting a mate. Such characteristics might be used in male

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sexual selection

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 190 words.

selection at mating; the concept first proposed by Charles Darwin that in certain species there occurs a struggle between males

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sexual selection

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 193 words.

selection at mating; the concept first proposed by Charles Darwin that in certain species there occurs a struggle between males

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sexual selection

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 69 words.

The theory, proposed by Darwin, that in some species males compete for mates and that characteristics enhancing their success

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sexual selection

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 98 words.

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

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sexual selection

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 75 words.

A basic tenet of evolutionary biology that holds that certain features in animal species are favored through a process of

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Fast evolution of reproductive genes: when is selection sexual?

Alberto Civetta.

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

June 2012; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 6449 words.

Reproductive genes (RGs) have been shown to evolve rapidly among species, with some being under positive (adaptive) evolution. More recent studies have attempted to decipher the role of...

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Wealth and the opportunity for sexual selection in men and women

Gine Roll Skjærvø and Eivin Røskaft.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6492 words.

Sexual selection theory suggests that males benefit more than females from multiple mates and that sexual selection is weak in monogamous mating systems. However, little research on sexual...

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Contemporary sexual selection on sexually dimorphic traits in the ambush bug Phymata americana

David Punzalan, F. Helen Rodd and Locke Rowe.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8399 words.

Sexual selection is a potent evolutionary force often invoked to explain observed cases of sexual dimorphism. However, evidence of this process operating on existing phenotypic variation is...

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Mating system, sexual dimorphism, and the opportunity for sexual selection in a territorial ungulate

Cécile Vanpé, Petter Kjellander, Maxime Galan, Jean-François Cosson, Stéphane Aulagnier, Olof Liberg and A. J. Mark Hewison.

in Behavioral Ecology

March 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7090 words.

In mammals, species with high sexual size dimorphism tend to have highly polygynous mating systems associated with high variance in male lifetime reproductive success (LRS), leading to a...

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Sex roles and sexual selection: lessons from a dynamic model system

Trond Amundsen.

in Current Zoology

P ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 29886 words.

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Our understanding of sexual selection has greatly improved during the last decades. The focus is no longer solely on males, but also on how female...

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A trade-off between natural and sexual selection underlies diversification of a sexual signal

Justa L. Heinen-Kay, Kirstin E. Morris, Nicole A. Ryan, Samantha L. Byerley, Rebecca E. Venezia, M. Nils Peterson and R. Brian Langerhans.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7390 words.

A longstanding hypothesis in evolutionary biology is that trade-offs between natural and sexual selection often underlie the diversification of sexual signals in the wild. A classic example...

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Sexual selection acting on a speciation trait in darters (Percidae: Etheostoma)

Tory H. Williams, Jennifer M. Gumm and Tamra C. Mendelson.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7224 words.

Despite theoretical support linking sexual selection for elaborate coloration and behavioral isolation, few empirical examples clearly demonstrate that the sexually dichromatic signals...

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The relative importance of size and asymmetry in sexual selection

R. Thornhill and A. P. Møller.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 0 words.

Developmental stability reflects the ability of individuals to cope with their environment during ontogeny given their genetic background. An inability to cope with environmental and...

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Sexual selection and mating patterns in a mammal with female-biased sexual size dimorphism

Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde, John S. Millar and H. Lisle Gibbs.

in Behavioral Ecology

March 2004; p ublished online March 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5036 words.

In mammals, species with highly male-biased sexual size dimorphism tend to have high variance in male reproductive success. However, little information is available on patterns of sexual...

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Female sexual selection in light of the Darwin–Bateman paradigm

Malin Ah-King.

in Behavioral Ecology

November 2011; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 865 words.

As sexual selection theory and research have until recently focused mainly on male behavior and traits, I fully support the intent of this review to bring forth sexual selection in females....

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Sexual selection and the chemical signal design of lacertid lizards

Simon Baeckens, José Martín, Roberto García-Roa and Raoul van Damme.

in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8300 words.

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Animal signals can differ considerably in complexity and composition, even among closely related species. Work on vocal and visual signals has...

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Sexual selection in changing environments: consequences for individuals and populations

Ulrika Candolin and Bob Wong.

in Behavioural Responses to a Changing World

June 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8245 words.

This chapter investigates the impacts of human-induced environmental change on sexually selected behaviours. It describes the dramatic effects of environmental changes on reproductive...

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Sexual Selection and the Adaptive Evolution of Mammalian Ejaculate Proteins

Steven A. Ramm, Peter L. Oliver, Chris P. Ponting, Paula Stockley and Richard D. Emes.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

January 2008; p ublished online November 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 8098 words.

An elevated rate of substitution characterizes the molecular evolution of reproductive proteins from a wide range of taxa. Although the selective pressures explaining this rapid evolution...

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