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Trends Ecol Evol. 1991 May;6(5):146-51. doi: 10.1016/0169-5347(91)90055-3.

Theories of sexual selection.

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School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK.


Recent research on sexual selection in animals has begun to indicate that 'handicaps' and 'honest signalling' may play more important roles than hitherto thought. This review reappraises theories of sexual selection in the light of these new developments.

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