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1 June 2003 GENETIC VARIANCE AND PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN A COMPONENT OF FEMALE MATE CHOICE IN AN ULTRASONIC MOTH
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Female response to male advertisement signals in lesser waxmoths showed substantial genetic variation, phenotypic plasticity across rearing environments, and genotype-by-environment interactions resulting in crossing reaction norms. These results represent two previously underemphasized means by which genetic variation may be maintained in sexually selected traits: genetic variation in female response to male traits, and variation in the selection acting on both males and females. Genotype-by-environment interactions and reaction norms that cross indicate that divergent selection may act on male and female sexual traits if the level of environmental change is high. The processes that contribute to the maintenance of genetic variation may thus also contribute to population differentiation.

Rafael L. Rodríguez and Michael D. Greenfield "GENETIC VARIANCE AND PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN A COMPONENT OF FEMALE MATE CHOICE IN AN ULTRASONIC MOTH," Evolution 57(6), 1304-1313, (1 June 2003). https://doi.org/10.1554/02-446
Received: 30 July 2002; Accepted: 3 January 2003; Published: 1 June 2003
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