assortative mating

assortative mating
Between males and females of a species, the mutual attraction or selection, for reproductive purposes, of individuals with similar characteristics.

Underlying all distributions of characters in assortative matings are certain elementary principles based on probabilities and the theory of sampling.

Syn: assortative pairing, positive assortative mating
Ant: disassortative mating, negative assortative mating

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