Sexual and natural selection both influence male genital evolution.

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House, Clarissa M.; Lewis, Zenobia; Hodgson, Dave J.; Wedell, Nina; Sharma, Manmohan D.; Hunt, John; Hosken, David J.;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 5 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063807, pmc: PMC3661765
  • Subject: Evolutionary Selection | Research Article | Biology | Organismal Evolution | Developmental Biology | Animal Behavior | Sexual Selection | Microevolution | Evolutionary Processes | Medicine | Forms of Evolution | Heredity | Animal Evolution | Evolutionary Genetics | Q | R | Evolutionary Biology | Genetics | Science | Evolutionary Developmental Biology | Evolutionary Ecology

Rapid and divergent evolution of male genital morphology is a conspicuous and general pattern across internally fertilizing animals. Rapid genital evolution is thought to be the result of sexual selection, and the role of natural selection in genital evolution remains c... View more
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