Noble, J. (1999) Sexual signalling in an artificial population: When does the handicap principle work? In: Floreano, D., Nicoud, J.-D. and Mondada, F., (eds.) Advances in artificial life : 5th European Conference, ECAL'99, Lausanne, Switzerland, September, 1999 : proceedings. Lecture Notes in Artifical Intelligence (1674). Springer Verlag , Berlin , pp. 644-653. ISBN 3540664521Full text available as:
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Males may use sexual displays to signal their quality to females; the handicap principle provides a mechanism that could enforce honesty in such cases. Iwasa et al. model the signalling of inherited male quality, and distinguish between three variants of the handicap principle: pure epistasis, conditional, and revealing They argue that only the second and third will work. An evolutionary simulation is presented in which all three variants function under certain conditions; the assumptions made by Iwasa et al. are questioned.
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