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Coevolutionary dynamics of polyandry and sex-linked meiotic drive

Holman, Luke; Price, Thomas A.R.; Wedell, Nina; Kokko, Hanna


Segregation distorters located on sex chromosomes are predicted to sweep to fixation and cause extinction via a shortage of one sex, but in nature they are often found at low, stable frequencies. One potential resolution to this longstanding puzzle involves female multiple mating (polyandry). Because many meiotic drivers severely reduce the sperm competitive ability of their male carriers, females are predicted to evolve more frequent polyandry and thereby promote sperm competition when a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/evo.12595


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