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Sex ratios : concepts and research methods

Author: Ian C W Hardy
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sex ratios, the proportions of males and females in any given species, are important in evolutionary and behavioural ecology. This volume explores the context to and methods for many aspects of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian C W Hardy
ISBN: 0521665787 9780521665780
OCLC Number: 155695150
Description: xii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sex ratio theory --
Ch. 1. Models of sex ratio evolution / Jon Seger and J. William Stubblefield --
Ch. 2. Optimal sex allocation: steps towards a mechanistic theory / Ido Pen and Franz J. Weissing --
pt. 2. Statistical analysis of sex ratio data --
Ch. 3. Statistical analysis of sex ratios: an introduction / Kenneth Wilson and Ian C.W. Hardy --
Ch. 4. Analysis of sex ratios in social insects / Jacobus J. Boomsma and Gosta Nachman --
Ch. 5. Analysis of sex ratio variances and sequences of sex allocation / Sven Krackow, Evert Meelis and Ian C.W. Hardy --
Ch. 6. Comparative analysis of sex ratios / Peter J. Mayhew and Ido Pen --
pt. 3. Genetics of sex ratio and sex determination --
Ch. 7. Sex-determining mechanisms in vertebrates / Sarah B.M. Kraak and Ido Pen --
Ch. 8. Sex determination in invertebrates / James M. Cook --
Ch. 9. Sex ratio distorters and their detection / Richard Stouthamer, Gregory D.D. Hurst and Johannes A.J. Breeuwer --
pt. 4. Animal sex ratios under different life-histories --
Ch. 10. Sex ratios of parasitic Hymenoptera with unusual life-histories / Paul J. Ode and Martha S. Hunter --
Ch. 11. Sex ratio control in arrhenotokous and pseudo-arrhenotokous mites / Maurice W. Sabelis, Cornelis J. Nagelkerke and Johannes A.J. Breeuwer --
Ch. 12. Aphid sex ratios / William A. Foster --
Ch. 13. Sex ratios in birds and mammals: can the hypotheses be disentangled? / Andrew Cockburn, Sarah Legge and Michael C. Double --
Ch. 14. Human sex ratios: adaptations and mechanisms, problems and prospects / John Lazarus --
pt. 5. Sex ratios in plants and protozoa --
Ch. 15. Sex ratios of malaria parasites and related protozoa / Andrew F. Read, Todd G. Smith and Sean Nee / [and others] --
Ch. 16. Sex allocation in hermaphrodite plants / Peter G.L. Klinkhamer and Tom J. de Jong --
Ch. 17. Sex ratios in dioecious plants / Tom J. de Jong and Peter G.L. Klinkhamer --
pt. 6. Applications of sex ratios --
Ch. 18. Operational sex ratios and mating competition / Charlotta Kvarnemo and Ingrid Ahnesjo --
Ch. 19. Using sex ratios: the past and the future / Steven Hecht Orzack --
Ch. 20. Using sex ratios: why bother? / Stuart A. West and Edward Allen Herre.
Responsibility: edited by Ian C.W. Hardy.
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