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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.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9942-5687
2019 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior / [ed] Choe J.C., Elsevier, 2019, 2, p. 432-440Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To find a “dream mate” is important for fitness in all sexually reproducing animals because half of the genome of one’soffspring comes from the chosen mate. Individuals that choose their mates may gain both direct benefits (i.e., care or other resources) and indirect benefits (genes that improve offspring viability or attractiveness). Mate choice occurs in males and females, and individuals may both be choosy and compete to be chosen. Both processes 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, 2019, 2. p. 432-440
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Biology with specialization in Animal Ecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-375677ISBN: 9780128132517 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-375677DiVA, id: diva2:1284437
Available from: 2019-01-31 Created: 2019-01-31 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved

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