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Pattern Does Not Equal Process: Exactly When Is Sex Environmentally Determined?
American Naturalist
  • M. Nicole Valenzuela, Iowa State University
  • Dean C. Adams, Iowa State University
  • Fredric J. Janzen, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
4-1-2003
DOI
10.1086/368292
Abstract
Of prime importance in evolutionary biology are the description of pattern and explanations of process. Frequently, however, multiple processes can explain a given pattern. Such cases require experimental protocols or research criteria to distinguish among alternatives so pattern can be critically assigned to process. Noteworthy examples of this approach include evaluating adaptations and identifying character displacement (Gould and Lewontin 1979; Schluter and McPhail 1992). The field of vertebrate sex determination similarly requires such criteria.
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This article is from the American Naturalist 161 (2003): 676, doi:10.1086/368292. Posted with permission.

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The University of Chicago
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Citation Information
M. Nicole Valenzuela, Dean C. Adams and Fredric J. Janzen. "Pattern Does Not Equal Process: Exactly When Is Sex Environmentally Determined?" American Naturalist Vol. 161 Iss. 4 (2003) p. 676 - 683
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fredric-janzen/2/