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The decline of an adaptation in the absence of a presumed selection pressure

Evolution

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The colonial nesting Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) lays eggs that vary in ground color and pattern, but individual females lay similar eggs each time. Tests on captive African stocks have shown that females reject eggs of other cohorts if such eggs are sufficiently different.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The decline of an adaptation in the absence of a presumed selection pressure
Series title:
Evolution
Volume
43
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
55-62
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Evolution
First page:
55
Last page:
62