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Parental effects alter the adaptive value of an adult behavioural trait

Kilner, Rebecca; Boncoraglio, Giuseppe; Henshaw, Jonathan; Jarrett, Benjamin JM; De Gasperin, Ornela; Attisano, Alfredo; Kokko, Hanna


The parents’ phenotype, or the environment they create for their young, can have longlasting effects on their offspring, with profound evolutionary consequences. Yet, virtually no work has considered how such parental effects might change the adaptive value of behavioural traits expressed by offspring upon reaching adulthood. To address this problem, we combined experiments on burying beetles (Nicrophorus vespilloides) with theoretical modelling and focussed on one adult behavioural trait in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: eLife
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.07340


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