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Thursday, 7 November 2002, 12:00AM

Sexual conflict and the emergence of sexual equality and monogamy

Professor Keith Kendrick

In many species that have adopted promiscuous repro-ductive strategies, competition between male and female to promote specific genes has led to remarkable adaptive processes with each sex battling to gain ascendancy. To what extent have such conflicts been reduced in species that have adopted a more monogamous strategy with greater equality of the sexes? How are bonds between the sexes formed?

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Professor Keith Kendrick is Systems and Behavioural Neuroscientist and was Gresham Professor of Physic between 2002 and 2006.
He has been a member of the Home Office's animal procedures committee and has worked at the University of Cambridge undertaking research with regards to how neural networks are organised to control recognition and responses to social and emotional cues. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a member of the British Neuroscience Association.

All of Professor Kendrick’s previous lectures may be accessed here.

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7 November 2002

Sexual conflict and the emergence of sexual equality and monogamy
Professor Keith Kendrick

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