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  • Evolutionary chemical ecology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterda, Netherlands
  • Adaptation, Evolutionary Dynamics, Evolutionary Ecology, Experimental Evolution, Molecular Evolution, Phenotypic Plasticity, Population Genetics / Genomics, Quantitative Genetics, Reproduction and Sex, Sexual Selection, Speciation, Species interactions
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2016-12-14
High Rates of Species Accumulation in Animals with Bioluminescent Courtship Displays
Ellis EA, Oakley TH
10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.043

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Bioluminescent sexually selected traits as an engine for biodiversity across animal species

In evolutionary biology, sexual selection is hypothesized to increase speciation rates in animals, as theory predicts that sexual selection will contribute to phenotypic diversification and affect rates of species accumulation at macro-evolutionary time scales. However, testing this hypothesis and gathering convincing evidence have proven difficult. Although some studies have shown a strong correlation between proxies of sexual selection and species diversity (mostly in birds), this relationship...

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