The Evolution of Anisogamy: A Fundamental Phenomenon Underlying Sexual Selection

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Darwin identified the existence of separate male and female gametes as one of the central mysteries of evolutionary biology. 150 years later, the question of why male gametes exist remains an intriguing puzzle. In this, the first book solely devoted to the evolution of anisogamy, top theorists in the field explore why gamete dimorphism characterizes nearly all plants and animals. Did separate male and female gametes evolve as a result of competition, or does anisogamy instead represent selection for cooperation? If ...

The Evolution of Anisogamy: A Fundamental Phenomenon Underlying Sexual Selection 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521880954

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