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Organisms allocate resources to male and female offspring in a process called sex allocation. In a Perspective, Stuart West and colleagues discuss what sex allocation tells us about evolution by natural selection and how sex allocation can be applied to understanding the mating structure of parasitic protozoans.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Science

Publication Date

13/10/2000

Volume

290

Pages

288 - 290

Keywords

Adaptation, Physiological, Animals, Biological Evolution, Female, Inbreeding, Insects, Male, Plasmodium, Selection, Genetic, Sex Characteristics, Sex Ratio, Sexual Behavior, Animal