About This Project
Most animal species have populations with equal ratios of males and females, but some have naturally biased sex ratios. There are are many factors that cause the bias to occur-- so what happens to the under-represented sex of a species over evolutionary time? I will investigate by studying the morphology and genetics of a female-biased daddy-longlegs species (Leiobunum relictum) that seems to only occur in the geologically-unique Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma.
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