The evolution of infertility : does hatching rate in birds coevolve with female polyandry ?

@inproceedings{Morrow2002TheEO,
  title={The evolution of infertility : does hatching rate in birds coevolve with female polyandry ?},
  author={Edward H Morrow and G{\"o}ran Arnqvist and Trevor E. Pitcher},
  year={2002}
}
Natural levels of infertility in many taxa are often remarkably high, amounting to a considerable fitness cost which one expects to be minimized by natural selection. Several mechanisms have been proposed as potential causes of infertility, including inbreeding depression, genetic incompatibilities and selfish genetic elements. Infertility may also be an inherent result of conflict over fertilization between the sexes in polyandrous species, either because too many sperm enter the egg or… CONTINUE READING

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