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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

Marlene Zuk and Gerald Borgia.

in Encyclopedia of Evolution

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 5139 words.

This entry comprises two articles. The first article provides an overview of sexual selection as differential mating success; the second

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Sexual Selection

David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig.

in Evolution's Wedge

October 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 8614 words.

Character displacement can affect sexual selection by generating shifts in an organism's phenotype or in the habitat in which mating takes place. Character displacement also alters the...

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Sexual Selection

Charlotta Kvarnemo.

in Evolutionary Biology

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 8467 words.

In 1871 Darwin introduced the “sexual selection” concept in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, because many conspicuous traits, such as loud calls, gaudy colors, and...

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Sexual selection

Graham Bell.

in Selection

December 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 28366 words.

There is good but not conclusive evidence that sex is indirectly selected because it facilitates adaptation, and in particular adaptation to coevolving antagonists. Competition for sexual...

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Sexual Selection

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd.

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

March 2007; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 9193 words.

Sexual selection refers to selection on individuals of the non-limiting sex (usually males) caused by differential access to the limiting sex (usually females). Following Julian Huxley,...

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sexual selection

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 125 words.

The means by which it is assumed that certain *secondary sexual characteristics, particularly of male animals, have evolved. Females often choose to mate with the male that gives the best...

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6 Contextualizing Sexual Violence: Selection of Crimes

Laurel Baig, Michelle Jarvis, Elena Martin Salgado and Giulia Pinzauti.

in Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY

April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 48 pages. 28410 words.

This chapter explores strategies for demonstrating connections between sexual violence and the context in which it is committed through the selection of crimes. Accurately contextualizing...

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Sexual Selection and Speciation

Janette W. Boughman, Jason Keagy and Emily Weigel.

in Evolutionary Biology

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 14729 words.

The widespread observation that for many closely related taxa, sexual traits differ more markedly than other traits, underpins the hypothesis that sexual selection is often a major cause of...

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Sexual selection theory

David M. Shuker.

in The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 12344 words.

Sexual selection arises from competition for access to mates and their gametes; it thus arises within a sex or mating type that is competing for access to the gametes of the other sex or...

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Sexual selection and performance

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham.

in Animal Athletes

December 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6318 words.

Sexually selected traits emerge typically as morphological traits that enhance reproduction by increasing the ability to compete for mates (typically through male competition) or the...

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Sexual selection and sexually dimorphic traits

Alan F. Dixson.

in Primate Sexuality

January 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Evolutionary Biology. 34060 words.

This chapter describes the sexual dimorphism of primates in terms of body weight, canine tooth, vocal anatomy, and cutaneous glands and scent-marking displays. It also discusses sexual skin...

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Social Behavior, Sexual Selection, and Sexual Dimorphism

Jonathan B. Losos.

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

August 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 11072 words.

Sexual selection is the advantage that certain individuals have over others of the same sex and species, solely in respect of reproduction. The biology of anoles opens the door to the...

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Mating behaviour: sexual networks and sexual selection

Grant C. McDonald and Tommaso Pizzari.

in Animal Social Networks

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7503 words.

In non-selfing organisms, reproduction is mediated by interactions between individuals. These interactions represent a social trait, in which the sexual behaviour of an individual has the...

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Sexual Selection and Piscine Pregnancy

John C. Avise.

in Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

January 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 8606 words.

This chapter focuses on sexual selection as considered in the intergenerational reproduction phenomena among fish. Since sexual selection has been identified to mold and behaviors and other...

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Sexual selection and genitalic evolution

Alan F. Dixson.

in Primate Sexuality

January 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Evolutionary Biology. 23272 words.

This chapter discusses the sexual selection and the evolution of male and female genitalia. It gives an overview of the four hypotheses regarding the evolution of male genitalia. These...

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Sexual selection in social insects

Boris Baer.

in The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5572 words.

Parasites and pathogens, including genomic parasites, are ubiquitous and key agents in shaping insect mating systems. Theoretically, parasites and parasitoids can maintain genetic variation...

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Symmetry, attractiveness and sexual selection

Gillian Rhodes and Leigh W. Simmons.

in Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

April 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience. 15065 words.

This article considers whether a human preference for symmetry is an adaptation for mate choice. If it is, then symmetry should be attractive and it should signal mate quality. The article...

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Sexual behaviour, reward, and brain function; sexual selection of behaviour

Edmund T. Rolls.

in Emotion and Decision-making Explained

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Neuroscience. 28298 words.

The shaping by evolution of reward system for attraction, love, and attachment are described, including the roles of sexual selection.

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Sexual behaviour, reward, and brain function; sexual selection of behaviour

Edmund T. Rolls.

in Emotion Explained

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 25024 words.

This chapter explains evolutionary biology and some of the evolutionary factors that influence sexual behaviour. Pair-bonding, parental attachment, and sperm competition are covered. Sexual...

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Different sexual traits show covariation among genotypes: implications for sexual selection

Alison F. Cooperman, Michal Polak, Christopher S. Evans and Phillip W. Taylor.

in Behavioral Ecology

March 2007; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5404 words.

An unresolved question in sexual selection research is whether different secondary sexual traits are developmentally independent or instead whether their degree of expression is a...

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