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A recent study comparing sex ratios produced by experimental evolution in spider mites with those predicted by Hamilton's Local Mate Competition Theory clearly demonstrates Evolutionary Theory's success as a quantitatively predictive science.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2011.10.047

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

20/12/2011

Volume

21

Pages

R992 - R994

Keywords

Animals, Biological Evolution, Female, Games, Experimental, Male, Mating Preference, Animal, Models, Biological, Sex Ratio, Social Behavior, Tetranychidae