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Mate Choice in Males and Females
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal ecology.
2017 (English)In: Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, 2017, 394-398 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

To find a “dream mate” is important for fitness in all sexually reproducing animals because half of the genome of one’s offspring comes from the chosen mate. Individuals that choose their mates may gain both direct benefits (ie, care or other resources) and indirect benefits (genes improving offspring viability or attractiveness). Mate choice occurs in males and females, and individuals may simultaneously be choosy and compete to be chosen. Processes that often result in sexual selection and in the evolution of secondary sexual characters. Mate choice is context-dependent, operates on multiple traits and varies in time and space.

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Elsevier, 2017. 394-398 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-325035DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.01285-1ISBN: 978-0-12-809633-8 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-325035DiVA: diva2:1112745
Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-06-29Bibliographically approved

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