Dynamics of sex ratio and female unmatedness under haplodiploidy

  title={Dynamics of sex ratio and female unmatedness under haplodiploidy},
  author={Andy Gardner},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
Haplodiploid sex determination allows unmated females to produce sons. Consequently, a scarcity of males may lead to a significant proportion of females remaining unmated, which may in turn give rise to a surfeit of males in the following generation. Stable oscillation of the sex ratio has been predicted by classic models, and it remains a puzzle as to why this is not observed in natural populations. Here, I investigate the dynamics of sex allocation over ecological and evolutionary timescales… CONTINUE READING
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