Social control of sex reversal in a coral-reef fish

Robertson D.R. (1972) Social control of sex reversal in a coral-reef fish. Science, 177 4053: 1007-1009.

Author Robertson D.R.
Title Social control of sex reversal in a coral-reef fish
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 1972-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 177
Issue 4053
Start page 1007
End page 1009
Total pages 3
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract Males of Labroides dimidiatus control the process of sex reversal within social groups. Each group consists of a male with a harem of females, among which larger individuals dominate smaller ones. The male in each harem suppresses the tendency of the females to change sex by actively dominating them. Death of the male releases this suppression and the dominant female of the harem changes sex immediately. Possible genetic advantages of the system are considered.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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