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The Evolution of Sex Determination

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual reproduction is a fundamental aspect of life. It is defined by the occurrence of meiosis and the fusion of two gametes of different sexes or mating types. Genetic mechanisms for the ... More


The evolution of parental care: summary, conclusions, and implications

Nick J. Royle, Per T. Smiseth, and Mathias Kölliker

in The Evolution of Parental Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692576
eISBN:
9780191774737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692576.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides a summary and synthesis of the previous seventeen chapters in the book. In particular, it emphasizes the importance of associations between parents and offspring rather than ... More


Transitions among sex-determination systems

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

in The Evolution of Sex Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Transitions among sex-determination systems and mechanisms are manifold and surprisingly frequent. The ultimate causes for such transitions are classified in three main categories: i) neutral ... More


Evolutionary correlates of sex-determination systems

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

in The Evolution of Sex Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sex-determination systems have profound consequences on the biology of organisms, affecting many aspects of their life histories. Certain sex-determination systems may affect the evolution of ... More


The power of natural selection

Glenn-Peter Sætre and Mark Ravinet

in Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts, Analysis, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830917
eISBN:
9780191868993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830917.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Adaptations are the products of natural selection—traits that evolved because they proved useful at some level. Often adaptations evolved because they enhanced the survival or reproductive output of ... More


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