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Sex, Color, and Mate Choice in Guppies


Series: Monographs in Behavior and Ecology

By: Anne E Houde

210 pages, 6 b/w photos, 50 line illus, figs, 6 tabs

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Sep 1997 | #68322 | ISBN: 0691027897
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #68323 | ISBN: 0691027900
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This book summarizes and synthesizes the scientific work done to date, relates the empirical findings on Trinidadian guppies to current themes in sexual selection theory, and suggests new directions for future research.

[I]mportant to biologists who study guppies, and, like much of the rest of this book ... of interest to researchers into sexual selection in other species as well... [A]n inspiring guide to future directions in behavioural ecology. Nature


<table><TR><TD> <TD>Acknowledgments <TD>Introduction: The Guppy as a Model System <TR><TD>2 <TD>Reproductive Biology and Sexual Behavior <TR><TD>3 <TD>Choosy Females and Competing Males: Mechanisms of Sexual Selection <TR><TD>4 <TD>Male Courtship Behavior <TR><TD>5 <TD>Evolution of Female Choice 1: Direct Selection, Adaptive Plasticity, and Sensory Drive <TR><TD>6 <TD>Evolution of Female Choice 2: Indirect Selection, Variation, and Correlations <TR><TD>7 <TD>Summary and Prospects <TR><TD>Appendix <TD>Experimental Methods: How to Build a Better Bordello <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Author Index <TR><TD> <TD>Subject Index <TR><TD> <TD>Taxonomic Index

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