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Trends Ecol Evol. 1989 Aug;4(8):246-8. doi: 10.1016/0169-5347(89)90171-7.

Bright ideas about parasites.

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Dept of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA.


The Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis for parasite-mediated sexual selection in animals has generated much controversy. To resolve the arguments it will be necessary to incorporate many more details of the biology, ecology and evolution of hosts and parasites into studies of sexual selection.

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