Assortative mating



the reproductive pairing of individuals that have more traits in common than would likely be the case if mating were random (contrasted with ).
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If other traits are measured, assortative mating will again be found.
Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

It presupposes no assortative mating, no inbreeding and no selection.
Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

In this case, the mathematician can give us a coefficient of resemblance, or of assortative mating, which we write as zero.
Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

But in any case the existence of assortative mating for such traits is significant.
Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

assortative mating as·sor·ta·tive mating (ə-sôr’tə-tĭv)
n.
Nonrandom mating in which individuals mate preferentially according to phenotype.

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