A change in competitive context reverses sexual selection on male size
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2008 European Society For Evolutionary Biology
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 324–333, February 2009
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KASUMOVIC, M. M. and ANDRADE, M. C. B. (2009), A change in competitive context reverses sexual selection on male size. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22: 324–333. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01648.x
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2008
- Received 19 August 2008; accepted 20 October 2008
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