Sexual selection in fungi

  title={Sexual selection in fungi},
  author={B. Nieuwenhuis and D. Aanen},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  • B. Nieuwenhuis, D. Aanen
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine, Economics
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • The significance of sexual selection, the component of natural selection associated with variation in mating success, is well established for the evolution of animals and plants, but not for the evolution of fungi. Even though fungi do not have separate sexes, most filamentous fungi mate in a hermaphroditic fashion, with distinct sex roles, that is, investment in large gametes (female role) and fertilization by other small gametes (male role). Fungi compete to fertilize, analogous to ‘male‐male… CONTINUE READING
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