Mating Preference, Animal
"Mating Preference, Animal" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The selection or choice of sexual partner in animals. Often this reproductive preference is based on traits in the potential mate, such as coloration, size, or behavioral boldness. If the chosen ones are genetically different from the rejected ones, then NATURAL SELECTION is occurring.
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