Mating Preference, Animal
"Mating Preference, Animal" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The selection or choice of sexual partner in animals. Often this reproductive preference is based on traits in the potential mate, such as coloration, size, or behavioral boldness. If the chosen ones are genetically different from the rejected ones, then NATURAL SELECTION is occurring.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Mating Preference, Animal" by people in Profiles.
To accept or reject heterospecific mates: behavioural decisions underlying premating isolation. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 07 06; 375(1802):20190484.
Interspecific diversity of testes mass and sperm morphology in the Philippine chrotomyine rodents: implications for differences in breeding systems across the species. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2019 Apr; 31(4):705-711.
Aristaless Controls Butterfly Wing Color Variation Used in Mimicry and Mate Choice. Curr Biol. 2018 11 05; 28(21):3469-3474.e4.
Does male preference play a role in maintaining female limited polymorphism in a Batesian mimetic butterfly? Behav Processes. 2018 May; 150:47-58.
Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family. Mol Ecol. 2017 Dec; 26(23):6717-6729.
Multimodal signalling in the North American barn swallow: a phenotype network approach. Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Oct 07; 282(1816):20151574.
Sexual Stimulation and Sexual Selection. Am Nat. 2015 Apr; 185(4):iii-iv.
The evolution of reproductive isolation in the Drosophila yakuba complex of species. J Evol Biol. 2015 Mar; 28(3):557-75.
Sexually selected skin colour is heritable and related to fecundity in a non-human primate. Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Nov 07; 281(1794):20141602.
Mate preference for a phenotypically plastic trait is learned, and may facilitate preference-phenotype matching. Evolution. 2014 Jun; 68(6):1661-70.