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Sex Allocation and Sex Change: Experiments and Models
Edited by: Marc Mangel
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Lectures on Mathematics in the Life Sciences
1990; 205 pp; softcover
Volume: 22
ISBN-10: 0-8218-1172-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-1172-6
List Price: US$51
Member Price: US$40.80
Order Code: LLSCI/22
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The seven articles in this volume are based on lectures presented at the annual symposium, Some Mathematical Questions in Biology, held in conjunction with the American Institute of Biological Sciences meeting in Toronto, Ontario in August 1989. Sexual selection, sex determination, and sex allocation have been at the center of evolutionary ecology since its inception and have played an important role in the development of many concepts. As this volume demonstrates, many key questions remain to be investigated through a combination of empirical and theoretical work. In addition, questions of sex provide a natural mechanism for crossing the great taxonomic divide by allowing plant and animal researchers to focus on similar kinds of questions using a wide variety of organisms.

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Table of Contents

  • M. L. Stanton and L. F. Galloway -- Natural selection and allocation to reproduction in flowering plants
  • P. Bierzychudek -- The adaptive significance of sexual reproduction in plants
  • C. M. Lively -- Male allocation and the cost of biparental sex in a parasitic worm
  • S. Lessard -- Population genetics of sex allocation
  • P. S. Petraitis -- Dynamics of sex change in a capitellid polychaete
  • D. M. Fernandes -- Sex change in terrestrial slugs: social and ecological factors
  • C. W. Petersen -- Sex allocation in simultaneous hermaphrodites: testing local mate competition theory
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