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

Steiger, Sandra and Stöckl, Johannes (2014) The Role of Sexual Selection in the Evolution of Chemical Signals in Insects. Insects 2014 (5), pp. 423-438.

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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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Item type:Article
Date:18 June 2014
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Keywords:sexual selection; mate choice; pheromone; communication; chemical signal
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:30453
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