Extraordinary Flux in Sex Ratio

@article{Charlat2007ExtraordinaryFI,
  title={Extraordinary Flux in Sex Ratio},
  author={S. Charlat and E. Hornett and J. H. Fullard and N. Davies and G. Roderick and N. Wedell and G. Hurst},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={317},
  pages={214 - 214}
}
  • S. Charlat, E. Hornett, +4 authors G. Hurst
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The ratio of males to females in a species is often considered to be relatively constant, at least over ecological time. Hamilton noted that the spread of "selfish" sex ratio-distorting elements could be rapid and produce a switch to highly biased population sex ratios. Selection against a highly skewed sex ratio should promote the spread of mutations that suppress the sex ratio distortion. We show that in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina the suppression of sex biases occurs extremely fast, with… CONTINUE READING
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