The Benefits of Allocating Sex

  title={The Benefits of Allocating Sex},
  author={Stuart A. West and E. Herre and Ben C Sheldon},
Evolutionary biologists have developed an excellent understanding of the selective factors that shape the way in which a given organism allocates resources to male and female offspring•a process called sex allocation (1_). Studies of sex allocation have provided explanations for a wide range of phenomena•for example, the variation among animals in the proportion of offspring that are male (sex ratio), pollen-ovule ratios in plants, and the age of sexual transition in organisms such as certain… CONTINUE READING