Individual and synergistic effects of male external genital traits in sexual selection

Eduardo Rodriguez-Exposito, Francisco Garcia-Gonzalez & Michal Polak
Male genital traits exhibit extraordinary inter-specific phenotypic variation. This remarkable and general evolutionary trend is widely considered to be the result of sexual selection. However, we still do not have a good understanding of whether or how individual genital traits function in different competitive arenas (episodes of sexual selection), or how different genital traits may interact to influence competitive outcomes. Here, we use an experimental approach based on high-precision laser phenotypic engineering to address these...
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