Genetic conflicts and the paradox of sex determination: three paths to the evolution of female intersexuality in a mammal.

@article{McVean1996GeneticCA,
  title={Genetic conflicts and the paradox of sex determination: three paths to the evolution of female intersexuality in a mammal.},
  author={Gilean McVean and Laurence D Hurst},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={179 3},
  pages={199-211}
}
That sex determining systems ever change is paradoxical but can be explained by noting that conflict between selfish elements and their modifiers will often cause a shift in sex determining strategy. The evolution of the novel sex determining system of moles (Talpa europaea and T. occidentalis) may, we argue, be an example of just such a process. Three different models for the evolution of female intersexuality are presented. These all attempt to account for (1) the fact that a few years ago… CONTINUE READING