Sexual dimorphism: why the sexes are (and are not) different

Curr Biol. 2010 Nov 23;20(22):R972-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.09.067.


Sex differences often call sexual selection to mind; however, a new damselfly study cautions on being too hasty, and implicates viability selection in the evolution of male and female colouration.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Biological
  • Animals
  • Color
  • Female
  • Insecta / anatomy & histology*
  • Insecta / physiology
  • Male
  • Mating Preference, Animal
  • Selection, Genetic
  • Sex Characteristics*