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Hermaphroditic sex allocation evolves when mating opportunities change.

Abstract:

The optimal deployment of reproductive resources by hermaphrodites to male versus female function (i.e., their sex allocation) depends directly on opportunities for mating. If hermaphrodites occur among females, selection should favor those with a male-biased allocation because increased male allocation enhances siring success when eggs are abundant. Similarly, when hermaphrodites co-occur with males, selection should favor those that bias their allocation toward their female function. We tes...

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10.1016/j.cub.2009.01.067

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
514-517
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
URN:
uuid:66576577-fcf0-4775-a2db-d0597eb85cb5
Source identifiers:
34647
Local pid:
pubs:34647

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