Steve Howard and I recently
began working on models of mate choice. We are particularly interested
in comparing random mating with (1) condition-dependent choice,
and (2) choice favoring opposite genotypes at loci encoding disease
resistance (Opposites Attract). We are also interested in how
mate choice might give an advantange to outcrossing over
Howard, R. S. and C. M. Lively. 2003. Opposites attract? Mate choice for parasite evasion and the evolutionary stability of sex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16:681-689.
Howard, R.S. and C.M. Lively. 2004.
Good vs. complementary genes for parasite resistance and the evolution
of mate choice. BMC
Evolutionary Biology 2004, 4:48
C. M. Lively, Dept. of Biology, Indiana University
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