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Darwin-L Message Log 2:24 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:24>From maisel@Sdsc.Edu  Tue Oct  5 12:22:25 1993

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 93 17:25:54 GMT
From: maisel@Sdsc.Edu (Merry Maisel, 619-534-5127)
Subject: question from another list (human biol. list HUMBIO-L)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1993 10:29:23 -0600 (MDT)
From: Jack Kelso <kelsoj@spot.Colorado.EDU>
To: HUMBIO-L@ACC.FAU.EDU

A question to ponder.  Suppose you have a situation such that selection
acts on one gender for a trait present in  both genders.  What are the
evolutionary dynamics of such a situation?  To elaborate -- I find mothers
who are blood type B are more fertile regardless of fathers's blood type than
mothers of other ABO blood types.  Intuitively this would seem to be a
situation in which the polymorphism continues to be maintained by being
"stored" in one gender.  I can't believe that someone hasn't worked this
out.  So please if you know how to figure or know of a reference I would
greatly appreciate your help.

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