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dc.contributor.authorFaria, Goncalo
dc.contributor.authorVarela, Susana
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Andy
dc.identifier.citationFaria , G , Varela , S & Gardner , A 2018 , ' The relation between R. A. Fisher’s sexy-son hypothesis and W. D. Hamilton’s greenbeard effect ' , Evolution Letters , vol. Early View .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 252772014
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1511-8680/work/44362062
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000446766800005
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85066245580
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by Portuguese National Funds, through FCT– Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, within the cE3c Unit funding UID/BIA/00329/2013, as well as through GFS PhD Scholarship (SFRH/BD/109726/2015) and through SAMV Post-Doctoral Research Grant (PTDC/BIA-ANM/0810/14), and by a Natural Environment Research Council Independent Research Fellowship (AG, Grant Number NE/K009524/1).en
dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen a growing interest in the overlap between the theories of kin selection and sexual selection. One potential overlap is with regards to whether R. A. Fisher's “sexy‐son” hypothesis, concerning the evolution of extravagant sexual ornamentation, may be framed in terms of W. D. Hamilton's greenbeard effect, concerning scenarios in which individuals carry an allele that allows them to recognize and behave differently toward other carriers of the same allele. Specifically, both scenarios involve individuals behaving differently toward social partners who exhibit a phenotypic marker, with linkage disequilibrium between marker and behavior loci ensuring genetic relatedness between actor and recipient at the behavior locus. However, the formal connections between the two theories remain unclear. Here, we develop these connections by: (1) asking what kind of greenbeard is involved in the sexy‐son hypothesis; (2) exploring the relationship between the problem of “falsebeards” and the “lek paradox”; (3) investigating whether these two problems may be resolved in analogous ways; and (4) determining whether population structure facilitates both of these evolutionary phenomena. By building this conceptual bridge, we are able to import results from the field of kin selection to sexual selection, and vice versa, yielding new insights into both topics.
dc.relation.ispartofEvolution Lettersen
dc.rights© 2018 The Author(s). Evolution Letters published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) and European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB). This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectFisher's runawayen
dc.subjectKin selectionen
dc.subjectLek paradoxen
dc.subjectLinkage disequilibriumen
dc.subjectMating preferenceen
dc.subjectPopulation geneticsen
dc.subjectPopulation structureen
dc.subjectSexual selectionen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectQH426 Geneticsen
dc.titleThe relation between R. A. Fisher’s sexy-son hypothesis and W. D. Hamilton’s greenbeard effecten
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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