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Female color perception affects evolution of male plumage in birds


November 25, 2014

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The expression of a gene involved in female birds' color vision is linked to the evolution of colorful plumage in males, reports a new study from the University of Chicago. The findings, published Nov. 26 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, confirm the essential role of female color perception in mate selection and sexual dimorphism.Full Story

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University of Chicago Medical Center

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