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Sexual selection unhandicapped by the Fisher process.

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A population genetic model of sexual selection is constructed in which, at equilibrium, males signal their quality by developing costly ornaments, and females pay costs to use the ornaments in mate choice. It is shown that the form of the equilibrium is uninfluenced by the Fisher process, that is, by self-reinforcement of female preferences. This is a working model of the handicap principle applied to sexual selection, and places Zahavi's handicap principle on the same logical footing as the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
144
Issue:
4
Pages:
473-516
Publication date:
1990-06-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:e03cb2be-a83d-4a3d-9053-c4b9c530b7ad
Source identifiers:
386571
Local pid:
pubs:386571

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