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Assortative mating


Assortative mating takes place when sexually reproducing organisms tend to mate with individuals that are like themselves in some respect or dissimilar . In evolution, these two types of assortative mating have the effect, respectively, of reducing and increasing the range of variation, or trait variance, when the assorting is cued on heritable traits....
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In biology, mating is the pairing of opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms for copulation and, in social animals, also to raise their offspring. For animals, mating methods include random mating, disassortative mating,...
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Assortative mating is when sexually reproducing organisms tend to mate with ... In evolution, assortative mating has the effect of expanding the range of variation. ...
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Assortative mating goes one step further by noting that two animals of the same ... The contribution of assortative mating to the changing prevalence rate of autism ...
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Assortative mating (also called assortative pairing) takes place when sexually reproducing organisms tend to mate with individuals that are like themselves in some ...
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Britannica online encyclopedia article on assortative mating (genetics), in human genetics, a statement of the frequency at which individuals mate with persons of ...
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Size-assortative matings were observed in wild populations in Florida and in laboratory mating ... We found that mate choice influenced size-assortative mating ...
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Assortative mating between men and women with varying socioeconomic characteristics is a key ... mortality, and assortative mating determine the numbers ...
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Definition of assortative mating. ... Positive assortative mating is the ... assortative mating shapes the characteristics of families and, to the extent ...
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Assortative mating - Definition of Assortative mating at Dictionary.com a free ... Positive assortative mating, or homogamy, exists when people choose to marry ...
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assortative mating. Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary. Jump to: navigation, search ... in children suggested assortative mating as a possible cause, ...
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Definition of assortative mating in the Online Dictionary. Meaning of assortative mating. ... Called assortative mating, this is a critical factor in ...
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