Sexual conflict: a new paradigm?
The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
By Dr Tracey Chapman, Dr Tom Tregenza and Dr Nina Wedell
Sexual reproduction is fraught with conflict. The potential for mates to exploit one another leads to divergence in sex roles and two very different types of individual being built by the same genes. Knowledge of the conflicts between genes in males and females is shaping how we understand the evolution of mating systems, of sex ratios and of sex itself.