anisogamy


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anisogamy

[¦a‚nis′äg·ə·mē]
(biology)
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(104.) See, e.g., ANDERSSON, supra note 102, at 31 ("Anisogamy and greater female than male parental effort is [sic] the likely reason for stronger male than female competition over mates.")
See ANDERSSON, supra note 102, at 10 ("In the minority of species with mainly paternal care, the sex differences in parental roles can override the effects of anisogamy and lead to a reversal of other aspects of sex roles and sexual dimorphism."); id.
Anisogamy, however, allows males to contribute nothing but genes to their offspring.