The evolution of sexually antagonistic phenotypes

Perry, Jennifer C. ORCID: and Rowe, Locke (2015) The evolution of sexually antagonistic phenotypes. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 7 (6). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1943-0264

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Sexual conflict occurs whenever there is sexually antagonistic selection on shared traits. When shared traits result from interactions (e.g., mating rate) and have a different genetic basis in each sex (i.e., interlocus conflict), then sex-specific traits that shift the value of these interaction traits toward the sex-specific optimum will be favored. Male traits can be favored that increase the fitness of their male bearers, but decrease the fitness of interacting females. Likewise, female traits that reduce the costs of interacting with harmful males may simultaneously impose costs on males. Ifthe evolutionof these antagonistic traits changesthe nature of selection acting on the opposite sex, interesting coevolutionary dynamics will result. Here we examine three current issues in the studyof sexually antagonistic interactions: the female side of sexual conflict, the ecological context of sexual conflict, and the strength of evidence for sexually antagonistic coevolution.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2015 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; all rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 16:31
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 01:37
DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a017558

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