Longevity enhances selection of environmental sex determination

@article{Bull1989LongevityES,
  title={Longevity enhances selection of environmental sex determination},
  author={J. J. Bull and Michael Bulmer},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1989},
  volume={63},
  pages={315-320}
}
Environmental sex determination (ESD) is a mechanism in which an individual develops as male or female largely in response to some environmental effect experienced early in life. Its forms range from sex determination by egg incubation temperature in reptiles to sex determination of photoperiod in amphipods. Previous theoretical work as suggested that ESD is favored by natural selection if the fitness consequences of the early environmental experience differ for males and females, so that an… CONTINUE READING

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