Evolution: why good dads win

Curr Biol. 2012 Feb 21;22(4):R135-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.020.


Males usually do not provide parental care and with good reason, they may be caring for the offspring of someone else. But there are cases of male-only care even when certainty of paternity is low: why? A new model suggests female choice may provide the answer.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Female
  • Male
  • Mating Preference, Animal*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Paternal Behavior*
  • Selection, Genetic