Unformatted text preview: Sexual (or Mate) Selection – A special case of Selection Sexual selection involves any trait (adaptation) that gives an individual a preferential advantage in mating. Such sexual selection is very important to non-random mating. Sexual dimorphism, in which genders differ in morphology is common. Usually the male has a pattern that is used for display. Male Patterns for Display Mating behaviors, such as the competition for mates among harem animals, and the elaborate courtship displays and mate choice are well-known and popular topics for nature programs....
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- Spring '10
- Evolution, mate selection, Sexual dimorphism, mate selection strategies