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Two roads to two sexes: unifying gamete competition and gamete limitation in a single model of anisogamy evolution

Kokko, Hanna; Lehtonen, Jussi

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Recent studies have revealed the importance of self-consistency in evolutionary models, particularly in the context of male-female interactions. This has been largely ignored in models of the ancestral divergence of the sexes, i. e., the evolution of anisogamy. Here, we model the evolution of anisogamy in a Fisher-consistent context, explicitly taking into account the number of interacting individuals in a typical reproductive group. We reveal an interaction between the number of adult...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62595
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-010-1116-8

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