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Cooperative interactions among females can lead to even more extraordinary sex ratios

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Hamilton's local mate competition theory provided an explanation for extraordinary female-biased sex ratios in a range of organisms. When mating takes place locally, in structured populations, a female-biased sex ratio is favored to reduce competition between related males, and to provide more mates for males. However, there are a number of wasp species in which the sex ratios appear to more female biased than predicted by Hamilton's theory. It has been hypothesized that the additional female...

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10.1002/evl3.217

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2152-3153
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Evolution Letters More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
370-384
Publication date:
2021-06-03
Acceptance date:
2021-01-15
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EISSN:
2056-3744
Pmid:
34367662
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1184178
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pubs:1184178
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2022-03-03

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