ISBN-10:
0521880955
ISBN-13:
9780521880954
Pub. Date:
04/30/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Evolution of Anisogamy: A Fundamental Phenomenon Underlying Sexual Selection

The Evolution of Anisogamy: A Fundamental Phenomenon Underlying Sexual Selection

by Tatsuya Togashi, Paul Alan Cox
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ISBN-13: 9780521880954
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tatsuya Togashi is Professor of Marine Biology at Marine Biosystems Research Center, Chiba University, Kamogawa, Japan.

Paul Alan Cox is Executive Director of the Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction Paul Alan Cox; 1. The origin and maintenance of two sexes (anisogamy), and their gamete sizes by gamete competition Geoff A. Parker; 2. The evolutionary instability of isogamy Hiroyuki Matsuda and Peter A. Abrams; 3. Contact, not conflict, causes the evolution of anisogamy Joan Roughgarden and Priya Iyer; 4. Nucleo-cytoplasmic conflict and the evolution of gamete dimorphism Rolf F. Hoekstra; 5. Adaptive significance of egg size variation of aquatic organisms in relation to mesoscale features of aquatic environments Kinya Nishimura and Noboru Hoshino; 6. Gamete encounters David B. Dusenbery; 7. Evolution of anisogamy and related phenomena in marine green algae Tatsuya Togashi and John L. Bartelt; Index.

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