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For the short-term: Are women just looking for a few pair of genes?

  • Lynn Carol Miller (a1), William C. Pedersen (a2), Allison R. Johnson (a2) and Anila D. Putcha (a2)
  • Published online: 01 August 2000

Although we find Gangestad & Simpson's argument intriguing, we question some of its underlying assumptions, including: (1) that fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is consistently heritable; (2) that symmetry is driving the effects; (3) that use of parametric tests with FA is appropriate; and (4) that a short-term mating strategy produces more offspring than a long-term strategy.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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