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dc.contributor.authorSmith, C
dc.contributor.authorBarber, I
dc.contributor.authorWootton, RJ
dc.contributor.authorChittka, L
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-25T13:28:06Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-25
dc.date.issued2004-05-07
dc.date.issued2004-05-07
dc.identifier.citationSmith, C., Barber, I., Wootton, R. and Chittka, L. (2017). A receiver bias in the origin of three-spined stickleback mate choice. [online] Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Available at: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/271/1542/949 [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/jspui/handle/123456789/1065
dc.description.abstractReceiver–bias models of signal evolution predict that male sexually selected traits evolve through prior selection for other functions. Female three–spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in many populations show a mating preference for males with a red throat and jaw. It has been proposed that this preference evolved because the choice of males with red coloration confers direct and indirect benefits to females in accordance with the Fisher–Zahavi model of sexual selection. We present indirect evidence that the preference is an effect of a receiver bias in the perceptual or cognitive system of G. aculeatus for the colour red, which may have arisen in the context of foraging. In laboratory trials, male and female three–spined and nine–spined sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius) responded most strongly to red objects outside a mating context. This result demonstrates a correlation between a sexually selected trait and an intrinsic attraction to red objects, and supports the sensory–exploitation model for the evolution of red nuptial coloration in three–spined sticklebacks.
dc.format.extent949 - 955
dc.relation.ispartofP ROY SOC B-BIOL SCI
dc.subjectcolour
dc.subjectGasterosteidae
dc.subjectmate choice
dc.subjectsensory bias
dc.subjectsensory drive
dc.subjectsexual selection
dc.subjectGASTEROSTEUS-ACULEATUS
dc.subjectSEXUAL SELECTION
dc.subjectRED COLORATION
dc.subjectPHYSALAEMUS-PUSTULOSUS
dc.subjectTHREESPINE STICKLEBACK
dc.subjectSENSORY EXPLOITATION
dc.subjectSPECTRAL SENSITIVITY
dc.subjectPOECILIA-RETICULATA
dc.subjectTUNGARA FROG
dc.subjectEVOLUTION
dc.titleA receiver bias in the origin of three-spined stickleback mate choice
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.holder© 2004 The Royal Society
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2004.2690
dc.relation.isPartOfP ROY SOC B-BIOL SCI
pubs.issue1542
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pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Science & Engineering
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Science & Engineering/Biological and Chemical Sciences - Staff
pubs.volume271


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