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J Exp Biol jeb.243730.
Published: 19 May 2022
.../user-licence-1-1/ Androgens Display Sexual selection Steroid synthesis National Science Foundation https://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100001711 IOS-1947472 Specialized androgen synthesis in skeletal muscles that actuate elaborate social displays Eric R. Schuppe1*, Daniel...
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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (12): jeb241661.
Published: 18 June 2021
...: Comparison of three components of frog calls (sound, vocal sac size and ripples) showed that integrating across these modalities improved the estimate of the frog's body size. Acoustics Foraging Mate choice Multimodal communication Sexual selection Animals communicate with signals across...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (19): jeb229146.
Published: 30 September 2020
... population survival. Artificial lighting at night (ALAN) Visual ecology Transect Sexual selection Mate attraction Mate choice Evidence is accumulating that insect populations have declined by as much as 80% over recent decades across parts of Europe ( Seibold et al., 2019 ), although...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (17): jeb207324.
Published: 6 September 2020
... choice can be a powerful agent of sexual selection, often resulting in highly conspicuous traits in males. Although the evolutionary causes and consequences of the ornamentation and behaviors displayed by males to attract mates have been well studied, embarrassingly little is known about the proximate...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (11): jeb222984.
Published: 1 June 2020
... by strong sexual selection, with nearly all species exhibiting lek breeding systems, sexually dimorphic plumage ornamentation, and exaggerated courtship displays. Thus, changing the performance landscape to accommodate this evolution seems to involve reconfigurations of the endocrine machinery...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (3): jeb213389.
Published: 7 February 2020
...://www.biologists.com/user-licence-1-1/ Summary: Male house mice demonstrating high competitive ability possess several musculoskeletal traits hypothesized to improve fighting performance in male–male contests. Biomechanics Life-history traits Morphology Musculoskeletal system Sexual selection...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (18): jeb208140.
Published: 26 September 2019
...; this may be a sexually selected optical illusion to make nearby colors appear brighter. Color correction Anti-reflection Reflectance Sexual selection Structural absorption Sensory bias The physics, chemistry, social function and evolutionary history of avian plumage coloration have been...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (7): jeb195909.
Published: 3 April 2019
...-by-environment interaction Oxidative stress Phenotypic variation Phenotypic quality Sexual selection Secondary sexual trait Phenotypic variation within wild populations is extremely wide ( Dale, 2006 ). One potential explanation for this variation is that alternative phenotypes are adapted...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (1): jeb184895.
Published: 1 January 2019
... in the strength of sexual selection between mating systems may lead to different selective pressures on male physiology and phenotype. For example, males and females in monogamous species (see Glossary) are more likely to have similar capital–income breeding strategies, because some parental roles and fitness...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (22): jeb185074.
Published: 12 November 2018
...Carlos Alonso-Alvarez; Esther García-de Blas; Rafael Mateo ABSTRACT Carotenoids give color to conspicuous animal signals that are often the product of sexual selection. Knowledge of the mechanisms involved in carotenoid-based signaling is critical to understanding how these traits evolve. However...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (20): 3641–3648.
Published: 15 October 2017
...Alexa Tullis; Corinne H. T. Straube ABSTRACT Models proposed to explain sexually selected structures assume that these traits are costly. However, studies investigating the impact of such structures on locomotory costs have produced inconsistent results. Male fiddler crabs possess a large sexually...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (14): 2521–2528.
Published: 15 July 2017
.../ Summary: Male house mice that control exclusive polygynous territories are less economical runners compared with non-territory-holding males. Male–male aggression Cost of transport Functional trade-offs Sexual selection Whole-organism performance * Author for correspondence ( j.s.morris...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (7): 1267–1276.
Published: 1 April 2017
... yellow was driven by sexual selection rather than predation. * Authors for correspondence ( abriscoe@uci.edu , sfinkbei@bu.edu ) Competing interests The authors declare no competing or financial interests. 21 11 2016 11 1 2017 © 2017. Published by The Company...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (6): 1146–1153.
Published: 15 March 2017
... similar to how peahens direct their attention toward potential mating partners. Attention Communication Pavo cristatus Sexual selection Vision Sexual selection operates through both female mate choice (intersexual selection) and male–male competition (intrasexual selection; Darwin...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (6): 1026–1031.
Published: 15 March 2017
... of physiological female resistance to male manipulation. Allohormone Antagonistic coevolution Diverticulum Love-dart Sexual conflict Sexual selection Males are generally in competition for reproductive access to females prior to copulation ( Andersson, 1994 ). However, when females mate...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (5): 649–657.
Published: 1 March 2016
... preferentially allocated more C to the development of a sexually selected trait (the posterior gnathopod), compared with a serially homologous trait (the fifth pereopod) not under sexual selection. Substantial differences in how the sexes use fundamental resources, and the impact of altered nutrient supply...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (20): 3215–3221.
Published: 1 October 2015
... bones during striking support the hypothesis that a clenched fist substantially reduces strain in the bones of the hand and therefore reduces the risk of fracture. Male–male competition Sexual selection Fighting Great ape Hominidae Fist The human hand presents a biomechanical paradox...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (18): 3237–3241.
Published: 15 September 2014
...Graham N. Askew One of the classic examples of an exaggerated sexually selected trait is the elaborate plumage that forms the train in male peafowl Pavo cristatus (peacock). Such ornaments are thought to reduce locomotor performance as a result of their weight and aerodynamic drag, but this cost...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (16): 3035–3046.
Published: 15 August 2013
... components (train rattling and wing shaking) captured and maintained female attention, indicating that interactions between display components may promote the evolution of multicomponent displays. Taken together, these findings suggest that selective attention plays a crucial role in sexual selection...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (15): 2806–2812.
Published: 1 August 2013
... sexual selection behaviour Threespine sticklebacks have four spectral types of cone that are maximally sensitive to ultraviolet (UV), short (S, blue), middle (M, green) or long (L, red) wavelength light ( Novales Flamarique et al., 2013 ). We used the mean wavelength of maximum absorbance (λ max...