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Social selection

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Selection is often generated by interaction with other organisms: neighbours, partners, or antagonists. The force and direction of selection in these social contexts is very generally influenced by ... More


Evolutionary genetics

Robert L. Perlman

in Evolution and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Evolution is often thought of in genetic terms, as a change in allele frequencies and in the phenotypes associated with these alleles in populations over time. Several evolutionary processes in ... More


Host–pathogen coevolution

Robert L. Perlman

in Evolution and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Humans are home to a myriad of microorganisms that are known collectively as the human microbiome. Our bodies may also become infected by disease-causing organisms, or pathogens. Pathogens have ... More


Individual differences: The unique woman

in A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199609543
eISBN:
9780191747717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609543.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The early aim of evolutionary psychology was to explain human universals. Recently attention has turned to explaining individual differences which present a theoretical challenge. Differences in ... More


Robust coexistence and population regulation

Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán, and Géza Meszéna

in Theory-Based Ecology: A Darwinian approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199577859
eISBN:
9780191823787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577859.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The larger the difference between competing varieties in their method of growth regulation the more robust their coexistence. Stable coexistence assumes frequency-dependent fitness with the advantage ... More


Generalized food deception

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

in Floral Mimicry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

The majority of rewardless plant species are not specific mimics of the flowers of other species; instead, they deploy a generalized set of floral signals to attract pollinators. These generalized ... More


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