Dissecting the complex genetic basis of mate choice

Chenoweth, S. F. and Blows, M. W. (2006) Dissecting the complex genetic basis of mate choice. Nature Reviews Genetics, 7 9: 681-692. doi:10.1038/nrg1924


Author Chenoweth, S. F.
Blows, M. W.
Title Dissecting the complex genetic basis of mate choice
Journal name Nature Reviews Genetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-0056
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/nrg1924
Volume 7
Issue 9
Start page 681
End page 692
Total pages 12
Place of publication London
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject C1
270207 Quantitative Genetics
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract The genetic analysis of mate choice is fraught with difficulties. Males produce complex signals and displays that can consist of a combination of acoustic, visual, chemical and behavioural phenotypes. Furthermore, female preferences for these male traits are notoriously difficult to quantify. During mate choice, genes not only affect the phenotypes of the individual they are in, but can influence the expression of traits in other individuals. How can genetic analyses be conducted to encompass this complexity? Tighter integration of classical quantitative genetic approaches with modern genomic technologies promises to advance our understanding of the complex genetic basis of mate choice.
Keyword Genetics & Heredity
Quantitative Trait Loci
Female Mating Preferences
Sexually Selected Traits
Stalk-eyed Fly
Variance-covariance Matrix
Male Color Patterns
Drosophila-melanogaster
Lek Paradox
Poecilia-reticulata
Courtship Song
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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