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- Simons, M. J. P.; Briga, M.; Verhulst, S.
- Journal of evolutionary biology 2016 v.29 no.7 pp. 1368-1378
- longevity, etc ; Taeniopygia guttata; color; death; decline; mortality; phenotype; sexual selection; Show all 8 Subjects
- ... Senescence is a decrease in functional capacity, increasing mortality rate with age. Sexual signals indicate functional capacity, because costs of ornamentation ensure signal honesty, and are therefore expected to senesce, tracking physiological deterioration and mortality. For sexual traits, mixed associations with age and positive associations with life expectancy have been reported. However, wh ...
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