Abstract 25Developmental instability (DI) has been proposed to relate negatively to aspects of evolutionary 26 fitness, like mating success. One suggested indicator is fluctuating asymmetry (FA), random deviations 27 from perfect symmetry in bilateral bodily traits. A meta-analytically robust negative association between 28 FA and number of lifetime sexual partners has been previously shown in men and women. We examined 29 the relationship between bodily FA across twelve traits and indicators of quantitative …
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