The evolutionary outcome of sexual conflict.

  title={The evolutionary outcome of sexual conflict.},
  author={C. M. Lessells},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={361 1466},
Inter-locus sexual conflict occurs by definition when there is sexually antagonistic selection on a trait so that the optimal trait value differs between the sexes. As a result, there is selection on each sex to manipulate the trait towards its own optimum and resist such manipulation by the other sex. Sexual conflict often leads additionally to the evolution of harmful behaviour and to self-reinforcing and even perpetual sexually antagonistic coevolution. In an attempt to understand the… CONTINUE READING
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