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Sexual conflict Tracey Chapman1

Summary: Sexual conflict
Tracey Chapman1
, Go¨ ran Arnqvist2
, Jenny Bangham1
and Locke Rowe3
Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Department of Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala, Norbyva¨gen 18d, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ont., Canada M5S 3G5
Sexual conflict occurs when the genetic interests of
males and females diverge. Recent evidence supporting
the view that male and female genomes are in conflict
has now revolutionized the way in which we interpret
interactions between the sexes, and suggests that sex-
ual conflict is a potent force in male­female coevolu-
tion. Here, we consider the nature of sexual conflict and
what distinguishes it from models of coevolution by
sexual selection. There are advantages and pitfalls to


Source: Arnqvist, Göran - Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala Universitet
Rowe, Locke - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology