The Adaptive Significance of Sequential Hermaphroditism in Animals

@article{Warner1975TheAS,
  title={The Adaptive Significance of Sequential Hermaphroditism in Animals},
  author={R. Warner},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1975},
  volume={109},
  pages={61 - 82}
}
  • R. Warner
  • Published 1975
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • In some cases, sequential hermaphroditism can convey a selective advantage to an individual by increasing its reproductive potential relative to nontransforming members of the population. This is because age-specific fecundity in many populations is not distributed in the same way for males and females. By functioning as that sex which has the higher fecundity in a particular age span, an individual could increase its reproductive potential relative to lifetime males or females. The magnitude… CONTINUE READING
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