Evolution: Postponing Extinction by PolyandryArticle, Other literature type English OPEN
- Publisher: Elsevier BV
- Journal: Current Biology,volume 20,issue 5,pagesR239-R240 (issn: 0960-9822)
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Subject: Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all) | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) | Article
mesheuropmc: humanities | fungi | social sciences | urogenital system
Sex-ratio meiotic drive occurs when males produce a predominance of X-chromosome bearing sperm and an inordinate number of daughters. A driving X causes highly female-biased sex ratios and the risk of extinction. Polyandry can rescue a population from extinction.