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Negative Frequency-Dependent Selection of Sexually Antagonistic Alleles in Myodes glareolus

Mokkonen, Mikael; Kokko, Hanna; Koskela, Esa; Lehtonen, Jussi; Mappes, Tapio; Martiskainen, Henna; Mills, Suzanne C.


Sexually antagonistic genetic variation, where optimal values of traits are sex-dependent, is known to slow the loss of genetic variance associated with directional selection on fitness-related traits. However, sexual antagonism alone is not sufficient to maintain variation indefinitely. Selection of rare forms within the sexes can help to conserve genotypic diversity. We combined theoretical models and a field experiment with Myodes glareolus to show that negative frequency-dependent selection...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1208708


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