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Sex ratio evolution in a variable environment


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Sex ratio evolution in a variable environment

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Title: Sex ratio evolution in a variable environment
Author: Charnov, Eric; Los-den Hartogh, R.L.; Jones, W.T.; van den Assem, J.
Subject: hermaphrodites
sex ratio
environmental variability
parasitic wasps
Abstract: We develop a natural selection model for sex ratio control in a spatially variable environment. Predictions of sex ratio alteration as a function of environmental change are tested in laboratory experiments with two parasitic wasps. Field data from a variety of other organisms also support the model. Finally, we discuss possibilities and difficulties for testing this type of evolutionary model.
Date: 1981-01-01
Publisher: Nature
Citation: Charnov, E.L., R.L. Los–den Hartogh, W.T. Jones and J. van den Assem. 1981. Sex ratio evolution in a variable environment. Nature 289:27-33
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1669

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