Experimental evolution exposes female and male responses to sexual selection and conflict in Tribolium castaneum.

@article{Michalczyk2011ExperimentalEE,
  title={Experimental evolution exposes female and male responses to sexual selection and conflict in Tribolium castaneum.},
  author={Łukasz Michalczyk and Anna L. Millard and Oliver Y. Martin and Alyson J. Lumley and Brent C. Emerson and Matthew J. G. Gage},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={713-24}
}
Between-individual variance in potential reproductive rate theoretically creates a load in reproducing populations by driving sexual selection of male traits for winning competitions, and female traits for resisting the costs of multiple mating. Here, using replicated experimental evolution under divergent operational sex ratios (OSR, 9:1 or 1:6 ♀:♂) we… CONTINUE READING