Sympatric speciation by sexual conflict.


It is well established that sexual conflict can drive an endless coevolutionary chase between the sexes potentially leading to genetic divergence of isolated populations and allopatric speciation. We present a simple mathematical model that shows that sexual conflict over mating rate can result in two other general regimes. First, rather than "running away… (More)


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@article{Gavrilets2002SympatricSB, title={Sympatric speciation by sexual conflict.}, author={Sergey Gavrilets and David Waxman}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2002}, volume={99 16}, pages={10533-8} }