Simultaneous hermaphroditism and sexual selection.

@article{Charnov1979SimultaneousHA,
  title={Simultaneous hermaphroditism and sexual selection.},
  author={E. Charnov},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1979},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={
          2480-4
        }
}
  • E. Charnov
  • Published 1979
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Theory about the evolution of sexual behavior in dioecious species is based on the general assumption that egg production is limited by a female's ability to garner resources to make eggs, not by a lack of sperm to fertilize them. Reproductive success for males is thus limited by access to females (and their eggs). I suggest that egg production by simultaneous hermaphrodites also obeys this principle-that fertilized egg production by an individual is not limited by sperm availability, but by… CONTINUE READING
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