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Alternative mating tactics and extreme male dimorphism in fig wasps.
(The Royal Scoiety, 1997)
The dimorphisms in morphology and behaviour of male fig wasps are among the most extreme in the animal kingdom, and offer excellent oppotunities to test the predictions of certain sexual selection models.
The benefits of allocating sex
(AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE, WASHINGTON, 2000)
Evolutionary biologists have developed an excellent understanding of the selective factors that shape the way that a given organism allocates resourses to male and female offspring- a process called sex allocation.
Conflict of interest in a mutualism: documenting the elusive fig wasp seed trade-off
(The Royal Society, 1997)
The generally accepted view that mutualisms represent reciprocal exploitations implies a greater or lesser degree of inherent tension between the partners. This view emphasizes the importance of identifying conflicts of ...
The ecology of the New World fig-parasitising wasps Idarnes and implications for the evolution of the fig-pollinator mutualism.
(The Royal Society, 1994)
Figs and their pollinating wasps are perhaps the classic example of an obligate mutualism. In addition, figs have a suite of non-pollinating parasitic wasps whose basic ecolgy is largely undescribed. Figs therefore present ...
Testing Hamilton's rule with competition between relatives
(Nature Publishing Group, 2001)
Hamilton's theory of kin selection suggests that individuals should show less aggression, and more altruism, towards closer kin. Recent theoretical work has, however, suggested that competition between relatives can ...