Selfish genetic elements and sexual selection: their impact on male fertility

@article{Price2007SelfishGE,
  title={Selfish genetic elements and sexual selection: their impact on male fertility},
  author={Tom A R Price and Nina Wedell},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2007},
  volume={132},
  pages={295-307}
}
Females of many species mate with more than one male (polyandry), yet the adaptive significance of polyandry is poorly understood. One hypothesis to explain the widespread occurrence of multiple mating is that it may allow females to utilize post-copulatory mechanisms to reduce the risk of fertilizing their eggs with sperm from incompatible males. Selfish genetic elements (SGEs) are ubiquitous in eukaryotes, frequent sources of reproductive incompatibilities, and associated with fitness costs… CONTINUE READING

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