Tag Archives: sexual selection

Male battles split species apart

This post is by MSU postdoc Jason Keagy How do species form? Stated more precisely, how does one species become two? This turns out to be an immensely difficult question to answer, because 1) species are not always distinct entities (species … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Are Electric Fish Magic?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by postdoc Will Pitchers from the Gallant Lab at MSU. The fishes in our lab — African freshwater fish called Mormyrids — seem pretty magical when one first hears about them; … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Female vision-related genes are more plastic in Bicyclus anynana

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of California at Irvine graduate student Aide Macias-Muñoz. My interest in biology began when I was very young with my fascination in living things. My exposure to diverse plants … Continue reading

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Evolution 101: Beauty is in the Genes of the Beholder

This Evolution 101 post is by MSU graduate student Anselmo Pontes. What do you think when you see a woman painfully balancing on sky-high heels? How about when you overhear the lame pick up lines guys come up with to … Continue reading

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Big horns trump smooth pickup lines every time

From our latest press release: Elk and rhinoceros beetles aren’t diabetic, but to grow big horns and attract mates it appears that the males are insulin-dependent. Ian Dworkin, Michigan State University zoologist, was part of a team that for the … Continue reading

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