VUBio110BSp'08-NatSel-SpecialCasesSexSelSpec 12-POST

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Podos, J. 2001. Correlated evolution of morphology and vocal signal structure in Darwin's finches. Nature 409 , 185-188
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Natural selection DOES NOT OPTIMIZE ALL OF THE TRAITS (trade-offs) Natural selection results in overall adaptation, not perfection
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“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” (?) Natural selection favorable trait would be selected for in both sexes yet, sexual dimorphism exists
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On the Origin of Species Darwin, 1859 "When the males and females of any animal have the same general habits of life, but differ in structure, colour, or ornament, such differences have been mainly caused by sexual selection“ “This form of selection depends, not on a struggle for existence in relation to other organic beings or to external conditions, but on a struggle between the individuals of one sex, generally the males, for the possession of the other sex.”
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Sexual Selection—Why? Maximize reproductive fitness
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