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Introduction: the enigma of sexual size dimorphism

Daphne J. Fairbairn

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter opens by describing general patterns of variation in sexual size dimorphism (SSD), with emphasis on several taxa (plants, fishes, and aquatic invertebrates) not included in ... More


Evolutionary constraints and genotype spaces

Andreas Wagner

in The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations: A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692590
eISBN:
9780191774829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692590.003.0206
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

An evolutionary constraint is a bias or limitation in genotypic or phenotypic variation that a biological system produces. Striking phenotypic examples include the absence of photosynthesis in higher ... More


Sex Ratios and Sex Allocation

Steven Hecht Orzack

in Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131543
eISBN:
9780197561461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131543.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Understanding the allocation of energy is the goal of the evolutionary analysis of sex allocation. Whether one is concerned with the relative sizes of male and female flower parts in plants like ... More


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