Public versus personal information for mate copying in an invertebrate.
Curr Biol. 2009 May 12; 19(9):730-4
Mery F, Varela SA, Danchin E, Blanchet S, Parejo D, Coolen I, Wagner RH. Curr Biol. 2009 May 12; 19(9):730-4
This is a very interesting article showing that invertebrates can use public information (information inadvertently provided by other individuals in the population) to select a mate.
Mate copying (females choosing a mate on the basis of the choice of other females) has been already reported in a number of taxa, including humans....
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