The theory of sex allocation.

@article{Charnov1982TheTO,
  title={The theory of sex allocation.},
  author={E. Charnov},
  journal={Monographs in population biology},
  year={1982},
  volume={18},
  pages={
          1-355
        }
}
  • E. Charnov
  • Published 1982
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Monographs in population biology
  • This book is the first comprehensive treatment of sex allocation from the standpoint of modern evolutionary theory. It shows how the determination of sex ratio, resource allocation to sperm versus egg within simultaneous hermaphroditism, and the evolution of sex reversal can he explained as examples of a single process. The genetical theory, developed mostly with graphical arguments, also specifies when hermaphroditism and dioecy are themselves evolutionary stable. The work balances theory with… CONTINUE READING
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