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Evolution of polyandry by reduction in progeny number variance in structured populations

Joshi, NV (1988) Evolution of polyandry by reduction in progeny number variance in structured populations. In: Journal of Genetics, 67 (3). 161 -171.

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When there is a variation in the quality of males in a population, multiple mating can lead to an increase in the genetic fitness of a female by reducing the variance of the progeny number. The extent of selective advantage obtainable by this process is investigated for a population subdivided into structured demes. It is seen that for a wide range of model parameters (deme size, distribution of male quality, local resource level), multiple mating leads to a considerable increase in the fitness. Frequency-dependent selection or a stable coexistence between polyandry and monandry can also result when the possible costs involved in multiple mating are taken into account.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Genetics
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Variation (Genetics);Genes; Fungal;Sex Preselection; Genotype;Evolution/GE;Data Interpretation,Statistical;Human; Male;Female;Adult.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 06:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32181

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