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Constraints in the evolution of sex ratio adjustment.

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When the relative fitness of male and female offspring varies with environmental conditions, evolutionary theory predicts that parents should adjust the sex of their offspring accordingly. Qualitative and even quantitative support for this prediction is striking in some taxa but much less convincing in others. Explaining such variation across taxa in the fit of sex ratio theory remains a major challenge. We use meta-analysis to test the role of two constraints in the evolution of sex ratios. ...

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10.1126/science.1069043

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
295
Issue:
5560
Pages:
1685-1688
Publication date:
2002-03-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:8f80054e-477b-442a-bf74-02837def9c67
Source identifiers:
204430
Local pid:
pubs:204430

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