Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 29, 2015

Attractive Male Birds Don’t Have Best Genes

ScienceDaily reports

‘Attractive’ male birds that mate with many females aren’t passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new research that found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults in the species’ genome. Although minor, these genetic flaws may limit how well future generations can adapt to changing environments.

Read full story at ‘Most attractive’ male birds don’t have best genes — ScienceDaily


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