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Evidence for inbreeding depression in a species with limited opportunity for maternal effects

Vega-Trejo, Regina; Head, Megan L.; Jennions, Michael D.


It is often assumed that mating with close relatives reduces offspring fitness. In such cases, reduced offspring fitness may arise from inbreeding depression (i.e., genetic effects of elevated homozygosity) or from post-mating maternal investment. This can be due to a reduction in female investment after mating with genetically incompatible males ("differential allocation") or compensation for incompatibility ("reproductive compensation"). Here, we looked at the effects of mating with relatives...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1445


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