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On the emergence of intersexual selection: Arbitrary trait preference improves female-male coevolution

Bull, Larry

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Lawrence Bull Larry.Bull@uwe.ac.uk
School Director (Research & Enterprise) and Professor



Abstract

Sexual selection is a fundamental aspect of evolution for all eukaryotic organisms with mating types. This article suggests intersexual selection is best viewed as a mechanism with which to compensate for the unavoidable dynamics of coevolution between sexes that emerge with isogamy. Using the NKCS model it is shown by varying fitness landscape size, ruggedness, and connectedness, how a purely arbitrary trait preference sexual selection mechanism proves beneficial with high dependence between the sexes. This is found to be the case whether one or both sexes exploit such intersexual selection.

Citation

Bull, L. (2021). On the emergence of intersexual selection: Arbitrary trait preference improves female-male coevolution. Artificial Life, 27(1), 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1162/artl_a_00335

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 10, 2021
Online Publication Date Jun 11, 2021
Publication Date 2021-12
Deposit Date Apr 21, 2021
Publicly Available Date Apr 21, 2021
Journal Artificial Life
Print ISSN 1064-5462
Electronic ISSN 1530-9185
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 1
Pages 15-25
DOI https://doi.org/10.1162/artl_a_00335
Keywords allosome; diploid; isogamy; meiosis; NKCS model
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7096242

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This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published version is available here: https://doi.org/10.1162/artl_a_00335

Bull, L. (2021). On the emergence of intersexual selection: Arbitrary trait preference improves female-male coevolution. Artificial Life, 27(1), 15-25 (c) MIT Press.







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