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The evolution of sex ratios and sex-determining systems.

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Sex determination is a fundamental process governed by diverse mechanisms. Sex ratio selection is commonly implicated in the evolution of sex-determining systems, although formal models are rare. Here, we argue that, although sex ratio selection can induce shifts in sex determination, genomic conflicts between parents and offspring can explain why single-factor systems (e.g. XY/XX or ZW/ZZ) are common even in species that experience selection for biased sex ratios. Importantly, evolutionary s...

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10.1016/j.tree.2007.03.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Wapstra, E More by this author
Beukeboom, LW More by this author
Komdeur, J More by this author
Journal:
Trends in ecology and evolution
Volume:
22
Issue:
6
Pages:
292-297
Publication date:
2007-06-05
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EISSN:
1872-8383
ISSN:
0169-5347
URN:
uuid:e1aad8c2-268e-4a56-9338-8ab11e2b5c26
Source identifiers:
209886
Local pid:
pubs:209886

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