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Evolutionary ecology of the prezygotic stage

Bernasconi, G; Ashman, T L; Birkhead, T R; Bishop, J D D; Grossniklaus, U; Kubli, E; Marshall, D L; Schmid, B; Skogsmyr, Io LU and Snook, R R, et al. (2004) In Science 303(5660). p.971-975
Abstract
The life cycles of sexually reproducing animals and flowering plants begin with male and female gametes and their fusion to form a zygote. Selection at this earliest stage is crucial for offspring quality and raises similar evolutionary issues, yet zoology and botany use dissimilar approaches. There are striking parallels in the role of prezygotic competition for sexual selection on males, cryptic female choice, sexual conflict, and against selfish genetic elements and genetic incompatibility. In both groups, understanding the evolution of sex-specific and reproductive traits will require an appreciation of the effects of prezygotic competition on fitness.
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  abstract     = {The life cycles of sexually reproducing animals and flowering plants begin with male and female gametes and their fusion to form a zygote. Selection at this earliest stage is crucial for offspring quality and raises similar evolutionary issues, yet zoology and botany use dissimilar approaches. There are striking parallels in the role of prezygotic competition for sexual selection on males, cryptic female choice, sexual conflict, and against selfish genetic elements and genetic incompatibility. In both groups, understanding the evolution of sex-specific and reproductive traits will require an appreciation of the effects of prezygotic competition on fitness.},
  author       = {Bernasconi, G and Ashman, T L and Birkhead, T R and Bishop, J D D and Grossniklaus, U and Kubli, E and Marshall, D L and Schmid, B and Skogsmyr, Io and Snook, R R and Taylor, D and Till-Bottraud, I and Ward, P I and Zeh, D W and Hellriegel, B},
  issn         = {1095-9203},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5660},
  pages        = {971--975},
  publisher    = {The American Association for the Advancement of Science},
  series       = {Science},
  title        = {Evolutionary ecology of the prezygotic stage},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1092180},
  volume       = {303},
  year         = {2004},
}