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By George Christopher Williams

This ebook explores the connection among numerous kinds of replica and the evolutionary strategy. beginning with the concept that of meiosis, George C. Williams states the stipulations less than which an organism with either sexual and asexual reproductive capacities will hire every one mode. He argues that during low-fecundity better organisms, sexual copy is usually maladaptive, and persists simply because there isn't any prepared technique of constructing an asexual replacement. The e-book then considers the evolutionary improvement of numerous types of sexuality, corresponding to anisogamy, hermaphroditism. and the evolution of adjustments among ladies and men in reproductive procedure. the ultimate chapters research the impression of genetic recombination at the evolutionary strategy itself.

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05 in viability ; probability of suboptimal genotype at each locus is 0. 1 0 ; adjustment for density dependence of mortality ( the term a defined on pages 46--4 7 ) is 95. chapters on selection in high-fecundity populations will pro­ vide arguments and evidence in support of these assumptions. For the moment I will leave this discussion and proceed with models of selection of sexuality in motile marine animals. THE TRITON MODEL OTHER MODELS OTHER MODELS I envision that colonists at any locality, such as the thor­ oughly tropical Hispaniola, may be remote descendants of adults that lived on that tropical coast many years before .

This tendency does not occur with within-neighborhood mating. In nature nothing approaching this extreme example could be expected. Every neighborhood would contain considerable TABLE 3. R esu lts of three mod es of reproduction aft er n eighbo rhood­ s pecific s elec t ion P arental ph enotype d emand ed by �m e loc ality 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 by anoth er loc ality 2 1 0 -1 -2 1 0 -1 -2 0 Offs pring ph enoty pic v ari anc e fro m as exu al reproduction fro m rando m mating fro m mat ing w ithin loc aliti es 0 .

33 2 . 5 . 5 . 67 variability, and only part of it would be genetically deter­ mined. 5. 5 may be too high for a typical within-neighborhood correlation. Perhaps 1 % would be a more reasonable estimate of average increase in variability per character with populations such as those postu­ lated in the model. Perhaps this is enough, with large numbers of such characters contributing to fitness. Mating within neighborhoods would provide the next generation with greater 56 variability, and therefore greater numbers in the sisyphean range of fitness.

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