The Benefits of Allocating Sex

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Science  13 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5490, pp. 288-290
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5490.288

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Organisms allocate resources to male and female offspring in a process called sex allocation. In a Perspective, Stuart West and colleagues discuss what sex allocation tells us about evolution by natural selection and how sex allocation can be applied to understanding the mating structure of parasitic protozoans.