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Curr Biol. 2010 Mar 9;20(5):R239-40. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.01.041.

Evolution: postponing extinction by polyandry.

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Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA. mjwade@indiana.edu <mjwade@indiana.edu>

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  • Curr Biol. 2010 Apr 13;20(7):676.

Abstract

Sex-ratio meiotic drive occurs when males produce a predominance of X-chromosome bearing sperm and an inordinate number of daughters. A driving X causes highly female-biased sex ratios and the risk of extinction. Polyandry can rescue a population from extinction.

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10.1016/j.cub.2010.01.041
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