Genetic Quality

Some articles on genetic quality, quality, genetic:

Evolutionary Psychologists - Major Areas of Research - Mating
... woman's cycle), a woman who mated with a male with high genetic quality would have been more likely, on average, to produce and rear a healthy offspring than a woman who mated with a ... select mates who have characteristics that indicate high genetic quality during the high fertility phase of their ovulatory cycles ...
Mate Choice - Mechanisms - Indicator Traits
... Indicator traits are those that signal good overall quality of the individual ... perceived as attractive must reliably indicate broad genetic quality in order for selection to favor them and for preference to evolve ... This is an example of indirect genetic benefits received by the choosy sex because mating with such individuals will result in high quality offspring ...

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