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Comment on “Bateman in Nature: Predation on Offspring Reduces the Potential for Sexual Selection”

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Science  03 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6132, pp. 549
DOI: 10.1126/science.1233413

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Abstract

Byers and Dunn (Reports, 9 November 2012, p. 802) reported that sexual selection and natural selection are closely related in a wild population of pronghorns. Here, I argue that this conclusion is incorrect. Their main finding is due to the fact that, unsurprisingly, juvenile mortality and juvenile survival are negatively related across years.

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