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The maintenance of genetic variation and signal honesty may be explained, in part, through the genic capture hypothesis in sexual selection biology. Polygenic traits, like body condition, could help maintain

The maintenance of genetic variation and signal honesty may be explained, in part, through the genic capture hypothesis in sexual selection biology. Polygenic traits, like body condition, could help maintain variation in signaling traits under strong, directional sexual selection while maintaining signal honesty. Here we consider the genic capture hypothesis in a study of morph-specific condition and free radical effects on signaling traits (head coloration) in males of a polymorphic lizard, the Australian painted dragon (Ctenophorus pictus).

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00001
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    Friesen, C. R., Wilson, M. R., Rollings, N., Sudyka, J., Whittington, C. M., Giraudeau, M., & Olsson, M. (2017). Conditional Handicaps in Exuberant Lizards: Bright Color in Aggressive Males Is Correlated with High Levels of Free Radicals. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5. doi:10.3389/fevo.2017.00001

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