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The Role of Sexual Selection in the Evolution of Chemical Signals in Insects

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-304532
Steiger, Sandra ; Stöckl, Johannes
Date of publication of this fulltext: 22 Jul 2014 12:26


Abstract

Chemical communication is the most ancient and widespread form of communication. Yet we are only beginning to grasp the complexity of chemical signals and the role they play in sexual selection. Focusing on insects, we review here the recent progress in the field of olfactory-based sexual selection. We will show that there is mounting empirical evidence that sexual selection affects the evolution ...

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