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The evolution of hermaphroditism by an infectious male-derived cell lineage : an inclusive-fitness analysis
(2011-08) - Journal article,
There has been much recent interest in the role for genetic conflicts to drive the evolution of genetic systems. Here we consider the evolution of hermaphroditism in the scale insect tribe Iceryini and the suggestion that ...
Haplodiploidy, Sex-Ratio Adjustment, and Eusociality
(2013-03) - Journal article,
Hamilton's "haplodiploidy hypothesis" holds that inflated sororal relatedness has promoted altruistic sib rearing in haplodiploids, potentially explaining their apparent predisposition to eusociality. Here, we suggest that ...
Haplodiploidy and the evolution of eusociality : split sex ratios (vol 179, pg 240, 2012)
(2012-04) - Journal article,
Sex and death : the effects of innate immune factors on the sexual reproduction of malaria parasites
(2011-03) - Journal article,
Malaria parasites must undergo a round of sexual reproduction in the blood meal of a mosquito vector to be transmitted between hosts. Developing a transmission-blocking intervention to prevent parasites from mating is a ...
Evolution of Helping and Harming in Viscous Populations When Group Size Varies
(2013) - Journal article,
Recent years have seen huge interest in understanding how demographic factors mediate the evolution of social behavior in viscous populations. Here we study the impact of variation in group size on the evolution of helping ...
Mother and offspring in conflict : why not?
(2015-03-18) - Journal item,
Intragenomic conflict over dispersal
(2015-09) - Journal article,
IIntragenomic conflict may arise when social partners are more related through one parent than the other, e.g. owing to individuals or gametes of one sex dispersing further prior to fertilization. In particular, genes ...
(2015-08) - Journal item,
The first American Naturalist appeared in March 1867. In a countdown to the 150th anniversary, the editors have solicited short commentaries on articles from the past that deserve a second look.
Intragenomic conflict over soldier allocation in polyembryonic parasitoid wasps
(2016-02-18) - Journal article,
Understanding the selection pressures that have driven the evolution of sterile insect castes has been the focus of decades of intense scientific debate. An amenable empirical testbed for theory on this topic is provided ...
The constant philopater hypothesis : a new life history invariant for dispersal evolution
(2016-01) - Journal article,
Surprising invariance relationships have emerged from the study of social interaction, whereby a cancelling-out of multiple partial effects of genetic, ecological or demographic parameters means that they have no net impact ...