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hbichthuy
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I want to ask some new term

Post by hbichthuy » Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:20 pm

I try to read topic "Sex chromosomes and sexually selection in Poeciliid fishes" but I don't undersand some term that repeat so much in this topic such as:
attractive male trait
female preference
sexually antagonistic genes...
please help me to understand it. Thanks a lot

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Re: I want to ask some new term

Post by canalon » Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:32 pm

Attractive male trait: Any trait that makes a male attractive to a female in this particular species/genus.

Female preference: choice of the female between diffrent putative mates. Why a particular female would prefer to mate with one male rather than another

The last I am not sure so I will let other people complete my answer rather tahn making a fool of myself :wink:

Patrick

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