Unformatted text preview: Traits that help men win in competition with one another and ornaments that help them win the attention of females Sexual selection Type of natural selection in which members of one sex compete for reproductive access to members of other sex Male displays resulting from sexual selection Males advertise and females are choosy Incitement and "female choice" in mating Female selection of males: resource, height, muscular, angular appearance, predictability, gifts, caring during illness, intelligence, sense of humor Cryptic female choice Overt ( I chose you and not you). Cryptic: female moth detects size of spermatophores deposited in her reproductive tract, only allows sperm from large ones to fertilize eggs...
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- Fall '08
- Reproduction, Sexual dimorphism, cryptic female choice