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Studies of sex allocation provide some of the best evidence for Darwinian adaptation in nature. A new study of malaria parasites provides striking support for this cornerstone of evolutionary biology, with important implications for both evolutionary and medical biology.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.032

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

05/08/2008

Volume

18

Pages

R655 - R657

Keywords

Adaptation, Biological, Animal Communication, Animals, Biological Evolution, Female, Host-Parasite Interactions, Inbreeding, Male, Plasmodium, Sex Determination Processes, Sex Ratio, Sexual Behavior, Animal, Wasps