Sexual selection and the maintenance of sexual reproduction

@article{Agrawal2001SexualSA,
  title={Sexual selection and the maintenance of sexual reproduction},
  author={Aneil F. Agrawal},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={411},
  pages={692-695}
}
  • A. Agrawal
  • Published 7 June 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
The maintenance of sexual reproduction is a problem in evolutionary theory because, all else being equal, asexual populations have a twofold fitness advantage over their sexual counterparts and should rapidly outnumber a sexual population because every individual has the potential to reproduce. The twofold cost of sex exists because of anisogamy or gamete dimorphism—egg-producing females make a larger contribution to the zygote compared with the small contribution made by the sperm of males… Expand
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