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The rock–paper–scissors game and the evolution of alternative male strategies
MANY species exhibit colour polymorphisms associated with alternative male reproductive strategies, including territorial males and 'sneaker males' that behave and look like females1–3. TheExpand
Kinesin-1 and Dynein are the primary motors for fast transport of mitochondria in Drosophila motor axons.
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Observation of organelle-filled axonal swellings caused by kinesin and dynein mutations showed that mitochondria could move vigorously within and pass through them, indicating that they were not the simple steric transport blockades suggested previously. Expand
Infection genetics: gene-for-gene versus matching-alleles models and all points in between
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The controversy between plant pathologists and invertebrate zoologists as to the genetic basis of infection is addressed, and it is shown that the alternative models proposed by these groups represent two ends of a continuum. Expand
Migration, Virulence, and the Geographic Mosaic of Adaptation by Parasites
  • C. Lively
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 May 1999
TLDR
It is suggested that high virulence and low migration contribute to the strength of local adaptation by parasites, and parasite local adaptation was not affected by giving the parasite a longer generation time than the host, but differences in local selection intensities had a dramatic effect. Expand
Evidence from a New Zealand snail for the maintenance of sex by parasitism
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Male frequency in Potamopyrgus antipodarum, a dioecious freshwater snail with both sexual and parthenogenetic populations, is examined, finding the results do not-support the view that sex is maintained by a variable physical environment, but they are consistent with the idea thatsex is favoured by selection resulting from host–parasite interactions. Expand
The Red Queen and Fluctuating Epistasis: A Population Genetic Analysis of Antagonistic Coevolution
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It is found that linkage disequilibria may tend to increase, rather than decrease, additive genetic variance, which is consistent with the idea that selection for recombination is mediated by fluctuating epistasis. Expand
Canalization Versus Developmental Conversion in a Spatially Variable Environment
  • C. Lively
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 October 1986
TLDR
The results demonstrate that environmental control of development requires a cost to the stress-tolerant morphology, and suggest that a mixture of genetic and environmental control is an evolutionarily stable state under some conditions. Expand
PREDATOR‐INDUCED SHELL DIMORPHISM IN THE ACORN BARNACLE CHTHAMALUS ANISOPOMA
  • C. Lively
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 March 1986
TLDR
Because predation is patchy and bents are less fecund and grow slower than conics, the conditional developmental strategy is likely to be favored over strict genetical control of shell morphology. Expand
Running with the Red Queen: Host-Parasite Coevolution Selects for Biparental Sex
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It is found that coevolution with a bacterial pathogen resulted in significantly more outcrossing in mixed mating experimental populations of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, consistent with the Red Queen hypothesis, and coevolving pathogens can select for biparental sex. Expand
Parasitism, mutation accumulation and the maintenance of sex
TLDR
The results suggest that even moderate effects by parasites combined with reasonable rates of mutation could render sex evolutionary stable against repeated invasion by clones. Expand
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