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Population genetics of sexual conflict in the genomic era

Population genetics of sexual conflict in the genomic era
Judith E. Mank
Sexual conflict occurs when selection acts in opposing directions on males and females. Case studies in both vertebrates and invertebrates indicate that sexual conflict maintains genetic diversity through balancing selection, which might explain why many populations show more genetic variation than expected. Recent population genomic approaches based on different measures of balancing selection have suggested that sexual conflict can arise over survival, not just reproductive fitness as previously thought. A fuller understanding of sexual conflict will provide insight into its contribution to adaptive evolution and will reveal the constraints it might impose on populations.

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/nrg.2017.83

DOI: 10.1038/nrg.2017.83

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