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Science. 2013 May 3;340(6132):549. doi: 10.1126/science.1233298.

Comment on "Bateman in nature: predation on offspring reduces the potential for sexual selection".

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Evolutionary Biology, Bielefeld University, Germany. steven.ramm@uni-bielefeld.de

Abstract

Byers and Dunn's (Reports, 9 November 2012, p.802) conclusion that predation constrains sexual selection is problematic for three reasons: their nonstandard calculation of Bateman slopes; their assertion that random processes do not influence reproductive success; and the statistically unjustifiable use of 6 variables to explain just 10 observations.

PMID:
23641094
DOI:
10.1126/science.1233298
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