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Local Gamete Competition Explains Sex Allocation and Fertilization Strategies in the Sea

Henshaw, Jonathan; Marshall, Dustin J.; Jennions, Michael; Kokko, Hanna


Within and across taxa, there is much variation in the mode of fertilization, that is, whether eggs and/or sperm are released or kept inside or on the surface of the parent's body. Although the evolutionary consequences of fertilization mode are far-reaching, transitions in the fertilization mode itself have largely escaped theoretical attention. Here we develop the first evolutionary model of egg retention and release, which also considers transitions between hermaphroditism and dioecy as well...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: The American Naturalist
DOI: 10.1086/676641
Access Rights: Open Access


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