Sexual Selection: Does Condition Dependence Fail to Resolve the 'Lek Paradox'?

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The 'lek paradox' - the hypothesis that females do not gain substantial genetic benefits from mate choice - could be resolved by sexually selected traits being indicative of male condition. A recent paper, however, suggests that this may not be the case in Drosophila bunnanda. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Cotton, S., & Pomiankowski, A. (2007, May 1). Sexual Selection: Does Condition Dependence Fail to Resolve the “Lek Paradox”? Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2007.03.004

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