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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 ...
The relation between R. A. Fisher’s sexy-son hypothesis and W. D. Hamilton’s greenbeard effect
(2018-05-03) - Journal article
Recent years have seen a growing interest in the overlap between the theories of kin selection and sexual selection. One potential overlap is with regards to whether R. A. Fisher's “sexy‐son” hypothesis, concerning the ...
Ecology drives intragenomic conflict over menopause
(2014-02) - Journal item
Menopause is the transition from reproductive to non-reproductive life well before natural death. Rather than involving a smooth, rapid change, it is normally preceded by a long period of erratic hormonal fluctuation that ...
The strategic revolution
(2016-09-08) - Journal item
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 ...
Intragroup and intragenomic conflict over chemical defense against predators
(2018-03) - Journal article
Insects are often chemically-defended against predators. There is considerable evidence for a group-beneficial element to their defences, and an associated potential for individuals to curtail their own investment in costly ...
Simultaneous failure of two sex-allocation invariants : implications for sex-ratio variation within and between populations
(2015-07) - Journal article
Local mate competition (LMC) occurs when male relatives compete for mating opportunities, and may favour the evolution of female-biased sex allocation. LMC theory is among the most well-developed and empirically-supported ...
Mother and offspring in conflict : why not?
(2015-03-18) - Journal item
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 ...
Dynamics of sex ratio and female unmatedness under haplodiploidy
(2014-05) - Journal article
Haplodiploid sex determination allows unmated females to produce sons. Consequently, a scarcity of males may lead to a significant proportion of females remaining unmated, which may in turn give rise to a surfeit of males ...