Alternative reproductive strategies and tactics: diversity within sexes.

@article{Gross1996AlternativeRS,
  title={Alternative reproductive strategies and tactics: diversity within sexes.},
  author={Michael R. Gross},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          92-8
        }
}
Not all members of a sex behave in the same way. Frequency- and statusdependent selection have given rise to many alternative reproductive phenotypes within the sexes. The evolution and proximate control of these alternatives are only beginning to be understood. Although game theory has provided a theoretical framework, the concept of the mixed strategy has not been realized in nature, and alternative strategies are very rare. Recent findings suggest that almost all alternative reproductive… CONTINUE READING
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