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Peter A. Ensminger

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088045

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088045.001.0001

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Turning on a Butterfly

Turning on a Butterfly

(p.139) 12 Turning on a Butterfly
Life Under the Sun

Pete A. Ensminger

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on animal genitalia, their function, and the evolutionary significance of sexual selection. The good gene mechanisms of evolution by sexual dimorphism and the runaway sexual selection process are also described. This chapter describes studies on photoreceptors on genitalia of the Japanese yellow swallowtail butterfly and it's mating ritual.

Keywords:   animal genitalia, sexual dimorphism, photoreceptors, good gene mechanisms

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