Hierarchical Selection Theory and Sex Ratios. Ii. on Applying the Theory, and a Test with Fig Wasps.

@article{Frank1985HierarchicalST,
  title={Hierarchical Selection Theory and Sex Ratios. Ii. on Applying the Theory, and a Test with Fig Wasps.},
  author={Steven A. Frank},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1985},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={949-964}
}
Predictions from the theory of sex ratios in subdivided populations are tested by studying fig wasps (Agaonidae). Observations strongly support the qualitative prediction that fig wasp sex ratios (males/total) decrease with increasing amounts of both inbreeding and competition among male relatives for access to mates (local mate competition). However, the observed sex ratio is consistently lower than predicted by previous quantitative models. Many assumptions underlying these models are… CONTINUE READING
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