Prediction Science Seminar

Mr. Thomas Hitchcock (April 9, 2021, 16:00-17:30)

Affiliation University of St Andrews
Title Conflicts and trade-offs in relation to sex

Females and males may face different selection pressures. Accordingly, variants that confer a benefit for one sex often incur a cost for the other. This is known as sexual antagonism. Here I discuss how sexual antagonism is expected to manifest itself across the different portions of the genome, such as sex chromosomes and cytoplasmic elements, as well as in some more unusual genetic systems. I consider how different some different molecular, ecological, and demographic factors may modulate this, including: dosage compensation, sex-specific mortality, and inbreeding.

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