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An analysis of sex in random environments, I

  • W. G. S. Hines (a1) and W. S. Moore (a2)


A model of the effects of random variations in environment upon reproductive fitness of sexual and asexual members of a population is analyzed, using individual selection arguments. Conditions are found under which sexuality does result in a net selective advantage, with the conditions per locus becoming markedly less severe as the number of loci considered increases.


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Postal address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada NIG 2W1. Research supported by NSERC Operating Grant A6187.
∗∗ Postal address: Department of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, U.S.A.


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Research supported by NSF Operating Grant DEB 7715352.



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An analysis of sex in random environments, I

  • W. G. S. Hines (a1) and W. S. Moore (a2)


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