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Jarle T. Nordeide, Jukka Kekäläinen, Matti Janhunen and Raine Kortet Female ornaments revisited – are they correlated with offspring quality? Journal of Animal Ecology 82

Article first published online: 29 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12021

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A growing number of studies demonstrate negative association between female ornaments and offspring quality, especially common in carotenoids-based-ornaments and in studies on fishes. This is important since it challenges the generality of the direct selection hypothesis to account for female fineries, which has received strong support recently.

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