good genes, compatible genes, genetic quality, mate choice, sexual selection, polyandry
This special issue of Genetica brings together empirical researchers and theoreticians to present the latest on the evolutionary ecology of genetic quality in the context of sexual selection. The work comes from different fields of study including behavioral ecology, quantitative genetics and molecular genetics on a diversity of organisms using different approaches from comparative studies, mathematical modeling, field studies and laboratory experiments. The papers presented in this special issue primarily focus on genetic quality in relation to ( 1) sources of genetic variation, ( 2) polyandry, ( 3) new theoretical developments and ( 4) comprehensive reviews.
Pitcher, Trevor E. and Mays, Herman L.. (2008). An introduction to genetic quality in the context of sexual selection. Genetica, 134 (1).