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What happens to offspring when parents are inbred, old or had a poor start in life? Evidence for sex-specific parental effects

Vega-Trejo, Regina; Kruuk, Loeske; Jennions, MIchael D; Head, Megan


Parental effects on offspring performance have been attributed to many factors such as parental age, size and condition. However, we know little about how these different parental characteristics interact to determine parental effects, or the extent to which their effect on offspring depends on either the sex of the parent or that of the offspring. Here we experimentally tested for effects of variation in parents' early diet and inbreeding levels, as well as effects of parental age, and for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of evolutionary biology
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13292
Access Rights: Open Access


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