News tagged with sexual selection

How new species arise in the sea

For a new species to evolve, two things are essential: a characteristic—such as a colour—unique to one species and a mating preference for this characteristic. For example, individuals from a blue fish species prefer ...

dateMar 05, 2019 in Evolution Ecology
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Fussy fruit flies can detect bad genes

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have demonstrated the sexual attractiveness of male fruit flies isn't just about how big they are or how nice they smell; it's also about how many mutations they carry.

dateJun 01, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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