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The battle between the sexes

Male–female conflict over mating rate can drive rapid evolution and lead to female refusal to mate with males from other populations, so implicating sexual conflict in the generation of biodiversity.

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Tregenza, T. The battle between the sexes. Nature 423, 929–930 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/423929a

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