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Authors

Eric Charnov

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1979

Abstract

This article presents a graphical approach to the genetical theory of sex change (similar to one recently applied to the evolution of simultaneous hermaphroditism). The graphs will help clarify a set of predictions to be tested against data from Pandalid shrimp. These shrimp are protandrous hermaphrodites (reproduce first as males). The goal is to use the genetical theory to predict the age of sex change. Since these shrimp show much geographic variation in this age, they provide a good opportunity to test the evolutionary model.

Publisher

American Naturalist

Volume

113

First Page

715

Last Page

734

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

hermaphrodites, sequential hermaphroditism, evolutionarily stable strategy, genetical theory of sex change, protandry, Pandalid shrimp

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