M W Blows

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Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Interaction between natural and sexual selection during the evolution of mate recognition
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1113-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Exploring complex fitness surfaces: multiple ornamentation and polymorphism in male guppies
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 57:1622-30. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The depletion of genetic variance by sexual selection
    Anna Van Homrigh
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Curr Biol 17:528-32. 2007
  4. pmc Evolution of the genetic covariance between male and female components of mate recognition: an experimental test
    M W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2169-74. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Orientation of the genetic variance-covariance matrix and the fitness surface for multiple male sexually selected traits
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 163:329-40. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic constraints on the evolution of mate recognition under natural selection
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 161:240-53. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary experiments on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Genetica 116:239-50. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Substantial changes in the genetic basis of tadpole morphology of Rana lessonae in the presence of predators
    P G Kraft
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Evol Biol 19:1813-8. 2006
  9. pmc Genetic variance in female condition predicts indirect genetic variance in male sexual display traits
    Donna Petfield
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6045-50. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Natural selection and the reinforcement of mate recognition
    M Higgie
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Science 290:519-21. 2000

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Publications50

  1. pmc Interaction between natural and sexual selection during the evolution of mate recognition
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1113-8. 2002
    ..This experiment demonstrated that the interaction between natural and sexual selection is critical in determining the direction and magnitude of the evolutionary response of the mate recognition system...
  2. ncbi request reprint Exploring complex fitness surfaces: multiple ornamentation and polymorphism in male guppies
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 57:1622-30. 2003
    ..Disruptive selection may be an important process underlying the presence of multiple sexual ornaments and may contribute to the maintenance of the high levels of polymorphism in male sexual ornaments found in guppy populations...
  3. ncbi request reprint The depletion of genetic variance by sexual selection
    Anna Van Homrigh
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Curr Biol 17:528-32. 2007
    ..A lack of genetic variance in male traits in the direction of sexual selection may represent a general feature of sexually selected systems, even in the presence of condition-dependent trait expression...
  4. pmc Evolution of the genetic covariance between male and female components of mate recognition: an experimental test
    M W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2169-74. 1999
    ..The subsequent decline in genetic correlation may be attributable to the fixation of major genes, or, alternatively, may be a result of a cyclic evolutionary change in mate recognition...
  5. ncbi request reprint Orientation of the genetic variance-covariance matrix and the fitness surface for multiple male sexually selected traits
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 163:329-40. 2004
    ..Associating the eigenstructure of G with vectors of linear and nonlinear selection may provide a way of determining what long-term changes in G may be generated by the processes of natural and sexual selection...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic constraints on the evolution of mate recognition under natural selection
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 161:240-53. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary experiments on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Genetica 116:239-50. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Substantial changes in the genetic basis of tadpole morphology of Rana lessonae in the presence of predators
    P G Kraft
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Evol Biol 19:1813-8. 2006
    ..Body size may therefore be able to respond to selection independently in the two environments to some extent...
  9. pmc Genetic variance in female condition predicts indirect genetic variance in male sexual display traits
    Donna Petfield
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6045-50. 2005
    ..8% of the indirect genetic variance in male CHCs. These indirect genetic effects have the potential to alter the response to selection of male sexual display traits...
  10. ncbi request reprint Natural selection and the reinforcement of mate recognition
    M Higgie
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Science 290:519-21. 2000
    ..serrata populations remained unchanged. Our experiment indicates that natural selection on mate recognition resulted in the field pattern of reproductive character displacement...
  11. doi request reprint Q(St) meets the G matrix: the dimensionality of adaptive divergence in multiple correlated quantitative traits
    Stephen F Chenoweth
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, QLD, Australia
    Evolution 62:1437-49. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint The evolution of reproductive character displacement conflicts with how sexual selection operates within a species
    Megan Higgie
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    Evolution 62:1192-203. 2008
    ..Sympatric populations display suboptimal phenotypes relative to their allopatric conspecifics. The combination of reinforcement and sexual selection can therefore generate divergence in female preferences and male display traits...
  13. doi request reprint Genetic constraints and the evolution of display trait sexual dimorphism by natural and sexual selection
    Stephen F Chenoweth
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 171:22-34. 2008
    ..However, sex-specific responses to natural and sexual selection contrasted with the classic model because sexual selection affected females rather than males...
  14. ncbi request reprint Are traits that experience reinforcement also under sexual selection?
    Megan Higgie
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 170:409-20. 2007
    ..Male attractiveness within D. serrata may therefore be compromised by reinforcing selection, preventing the spread of sympatric-like blends to the area of allopatry...
  15. doi request reprint An evolutionary limit to male mating success
    Katrina McGuigan
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Evolution 62:1528-37. 2008
    ..Persistent directional selection, such as applied by female mate choice, may erode genetic variance, resulting in multitrait evolutionary limits...
  16. doi request reprint Genetic analysis of female preference functions as function-valued traits
    Katrina McGuigan
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 172:194-202. 2008
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  17. pmc An expressed sequence tag (EST) library for Drosophila serrata, a model system for sexual selection and climatic adaptation studies
    Francesca D Frentiu
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    BMC Genomics 10:40. 2009
    ..serrata that will enable the identification of genes underlying sexually-selected phenotypes and physiological responses to environmental change and may help resolve controversial phylogenetic relationships within the montium subgroup...
  18. doi request reprint Asymmetry of genetic variation in fitness-related traits: apparent stabilizing selection on g(max)
    Katrina McGuigan
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia
    Evolution 63:2838-47. 2009
    ..Simple metrics of genetic variance are unlikely to be adequate descriptors of the complex nature of the genetic basis of traits under selection...
  19. doi request reprint The contribution of selection and genetic constraints to phenotypic divergence
    Stephen F Chenoweth
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia 4072
    Am Nat 175:186-96. 2010
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  20. doi request reprint Experimental evidence for the evolution of indirect genetic effects: changes in the interaction effect coefficient, psi (Psi), due to sexual selection
    Stephen F Chenoweth
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia 4072
    Evolution 64:1849-56. 2010
    ..Our results indicate a further mechanism by which IGEs can alter evolutionary trajectories--the evolution of interaction effects themselves...
  21. doi request reprint Evolvability of individual traits in a multivariate context: partitioning the additive genetic variance into common and specific components
    Katrina McGuigan
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia
    Evolution 64:1899-911. 2010
    ..The identification of genetic variance in focal traits that is independent of other traits provides a way of studying the evolvability of individual traits within the broader context of the multivariate phenotype...
  22. doi request reprint Pleiotropy, apparent stabilizing selection and uncovering fitness optima
    Katrina McGuigan
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, QLD, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:22-9. 2011
    ..Defining fitness optima in this way could provide one avenue by which researchers can overcome the problem posed by measuring the myriad of traits that must influence fitness, or by measuring total fitness itself...
  23. pmc Natural selection stops the evolution of male attractiveness
    Emma Hine
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:3659-64. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that sexual selection is unlikely to cause divergence among natural populations without a concomitant change in natural selection, a conclusion consistent with observational evidence from natural populations...
  24. ncbi request reprint The phenotypic and genetic covariance structure of drosphilid wings
    Katrina McGuigan
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Evolution 61:902-11. 2007
    ..The observed mismatch in dimensionality between P and G suggests that although selection might act to shift the intragenerational population mean toward any trait combination, evolution may be restricted to fewer dimensions...
  25. pmc Divergent selection and the evolution of signal traits and mating preferences
    Howard D Rundle
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS Biol 3:e368. 2005
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  26. ncbi request reprint Contrasting mutual sexual selection on homologous signal traits in Drosophila serrata
    Stephen F Chenoweth
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Queensland, Australia
    Am Nat 165:281-9. 2005
    ..Possible mechanisms determining the nonlinear nature of sexual selection on female CHCs are proposed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Multivariate quantitative genetics and the lek paradox: genetic variance in male sexually selected traits of Drosophila serrata under field conditions
    Emma Hine
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Evolution 58:2754-62. 2004
    ..Sustained sexual selection may be adequate to deplete genetic variance in the direction of selection, perhaps as a consequence of the low rate of favorable mutations expected in multiple trait systems...
  28. ncbi request reprint Measuring nonlinear selection
    Mark W Blows
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 162:815-20. 2003
  29. pmc Genetic covariance between indices of body condition and immunocompetence in a passerine bird
    Deborah J Gleeson
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    BMC Evol Biol 5:61. 2005
    ..It remains unknown, therefore, whether females selecting males with good body condition simply obtain a healthy mate, or if they acquire genes for their offspring that confer high immunocompetence...
  30. ncbi request reprint Signal trait sexual dimorphism and mutual sexual selection in Drosophila serrata
    Stephen F Chenoweth
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 57:2326-34. 2003
    ..The evolution of sexual dimorphism in D. serrata appears to have been achieved by sex-limited expression of traits controlled by genes on the X chromosome and is likely to be in its final stages...
  31. pmc Determining the effective dimensionality of the genetic variance-covariance matrix
    Emma Hine
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Genetics 173:1135-44. 2006
    ..The bootstrap approach consistently overestimated the number of dimensions in all cases and performed less well than Amemiya's method at subspace recovery...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evolution of additive and nonadditive genetic variance in development time along a cline in Drosophila serrata
    Carla M Sgrò
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 57:1846-51. 2003
    ....
  33. pmc Characterizing the evolution of genetic variance using genetic covariance tensors
    Emma Hine
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1567-78. 2009
    ..Divergence in G was primarily in the direction of the major axes of genetic variance within populations, suggesting that genetic drift may be a major cause of divergence in genetic variance among these populations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Measuring natural and sexual selection on breeding values of male display traits in Drosophila serrata
    A Skroblin
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    J Evol Biol 19:35-41. 2006
    ..Opposing natural and sexual selection suggests that further evolution of the male pheromone may in part be limited by costs associated with attractive male CHC blends...
  35. ncbi request reprint Male choice generates stabilizing sexual selection on a female fecundity correlate
    S F Chenoweth
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    J Evol Biol 20:1745-50. 2007
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  36. ncbi request reprint Dissecting the complex genetic basis of mate choice
    Stephen F Chenoweth
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia
    Nat Rev Genet 7:681-92. 2006
    ....
  37. pmc Natural genetic variation in cuticular hydrocarbon expression in male and female Drosophila melanogaster
    Brad Foley
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Queensland, Australia
    Genetics 175:1465-77. 2007
    ..This is consistent with a pattern of divergent sexual and natural selection between the sexes...
  38. pmc Pedigree-free animal models: the relatedness matrix reloaded
    Francesca D Frentiu
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 275:639-47. 2008
    ..It remains to be determined whether this problem can be overcome by the use of a more powerful battery of molecular markers and improved methods for reconstructing genealogies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic divergence along lines of genetic variance
    Katrina McGuigan
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 165:32-43. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Predator-induced phenotypic plasticity in tadpoles: extension or innovation?
    P G Kraft
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Evol Biol 19:450-8. 2006
    ..In addition, nonlinear selection gradients indicated a cost of predator-induced plasticity that may limit the ability of phenotypic plasticity to enhance survival in the presence of predators...
  41. ncbi request reprint A tale of two matrices: multivariate approaches in evolutionary biology
    M W Blows
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Evol Biol 20:1-8. 2007
    ..Applying this, and other related approaches, to the analysis of the structure of gamma and G matrices, gives greater insight into the form and strength of nonlinear selection, and the availability of genetic variance for multiple traits...
  42. pmc Positive genetic correlation between female preference and offspring fitness
    Emma Hine
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2215-9. 2002
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint The roles of natural and sexual selection during adaptation to a novel environment
    Howard D Rundle
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Evolution 60:2218-25. 2006
    ..How novel environments affect the operation of good-genes mate choice is a fundamental question for future sexual selection research...
  44. ncbi request reprint Experimental evidence for multivariate stabilizing sexual selection
    Robert Brooks
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Evolution 59:871-80. 2005
    ..These experiments indicate that stabilizing sexual selection may play an important role in the evolution of male call properties in natural populations of T. commodus...
  45. pmc The genetic covariance among clinal environments after adaptation to an environmental gradient in Drosophila serrata
    Carla M Sgrò
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne 3083, Victoria, Australia
    Genetics 167:1281-91. 2004
    ..Adaptation to clinal environments may involve a number of distinct genetic effects along the length of the cline, the complexity of which may not be fully revealed by focusing primarily on populations at the ends of the cline...
  46. ncbi request reprint Debating sexual selection and mating strategies
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Science 312:689-97; author reply 689-97. 2006
  47. doi request reprint Estimating nonlinear selection gradients using quadratic regression coefficients: double or nothing?
    John R Stinchcombe
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3B2, Canada
    Evolution 62:2435-40. 2008
    ..Proper treatment of quadratic regression coefficients is necessary for estimation of fitness surfaces and contour plots, canonical analysis of the gamma matrix, and modeling the evolution of populations on an adaptive landscape...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cuticular hydrocarbons of Drosophila birchii and D. serrata: identification and role in mate choice in D. serrata
    Ralph W Howard
    USDA ARS, 1515 College Avenue Manhattan, Kansas 66502, USA
    J Chem Ecol 29:961-76. 2003
    ..serrata males with higher relative abundances of the 2-methyl alkanes, but lower relative abundances of (Z,Z)-5.9-C24:2 and (Z)-9-C25:1...
  49. pmc Reconciling strong stabilizing selection with the maintenance of genetic variation in a natural population of black field crickets (Teleogryllus commodus)
    John Hunt
    Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Genetics 177:875-80. 2007
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  50. ncbi request reprint Age determination in individual wild-caught Drosophila serrata using pteridine concentration
    Simon K A Robson
    School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville QLD 4812, Australia
    J Exp Biol 209:3155-63. 2006
    ..The ability to determine relative age in individual wild-caught D. serrata presents great opportunities for a variety of evolutionary studies on the dynamics of natural populations...