Sex and evolution

George C. Williams

This book explores the relationship between various types of reproduction and the evolutionary process. Starting with the concept of meiosis, George C. Williams states the conditions under which an organism with both sexual and asexual reproductive capacities will employ each mode. He argues that in low-fecundity higher organisms, sexual reproduction is generally maladaptive, and persists because there is no ready means of developing an asexual alternative. The book then considers the evolutionary development of diverse forms of sexuality, such as anisogamy, hermaphroditism, and the evolution of differences between males and females in reproductive strategy. The final two chapters examine the effect of genetic recombination on the evolutionary process itself.

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書名 Sex and evolution
著作者等 Williams, George Christopher
Williams George C.
シリーズ名 Monographs in population biology
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 1975
ページ数 x, 200 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0691081522
NCID BA00843546
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国