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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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Charles Darwin and Selection in Relation to Sex in the Colors of Monkeys

Sandra Winters, Megan Petersdorf and James P. Higham.

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum

July 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Psychology. 7798 words.

This chapter explores how Darwin’s theory of sexual selection has structured research on primate coloration. Darwin was fascinated by the conspicuous colors displayed by many animals and...

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