The research team including Kimberly A. Hughes of Florida State University, Anne E. Houde of Lake Forest College in Illinois, Helen Rodd and Anna C. Price from Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto show female guppies preferentially mate with males of rare color patterns.
Figure 1. Colour pattern variation among males from a single population
Kimberly A. Hughes, Anne E. Houde, Anna C. Price, F. Helen Rodd. Mating advantage for rare males in wild guppy populations. Nature, 2013; DOI:10.1038/nature12717
Published online in Nature Oct 31, 2013.
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