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sexual selection

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Ecology

Fifth edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191793158

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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 their overall value in the struggle for existence. Such ...

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Subjects: Ecology and Conservation

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