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Toxoplasma gondii and sex: essential or optional extra?

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The evolutionary and biological significance of a female-biased sex ratio within apicomplexan parasites has been the subject of much discussion. It is proposed that the sex allocation theory, as applied to inbreeding populations, can explain the sex ratios observed for this diverse group of parasites. This is based on a mathematical model, which assumes that the majority of microgametes will succeed in fertilizing macrogametes. Is this a realistic assumption? It is possible, for different rea...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences, Biomedical Research Centre
Role:
Author
Journal:
Trends in parasitology
Volume:
18
Issue:
8
Pages:
351
Publication date:
2002-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-5007
ISSN:
1471-4922
URN:
uuid:1ad5a286-51b0-4954-bd11-19142d3f0fd3
Source identifiers:
246208
Local pid:
pubs:246208
Language:
English

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