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The role of maternal effects on offspring performance in familiar and novel environments

Vrtilek, Milan; Chuard, Pierre J.C.; Iglesias-Carrasco, Maider; Jennions, MIchael D; Head, Megan


Maternal effects are an important evolutionary force that may either facilitate adaptation to a new environment or buffer against unfavourable conditions. The degree of variation in traits expressed by siblings from different mothers is often sensitive to environmental conditions. This could generate a Maternal-by-Environment interaction (M × E) that inflates estimates of Genotype-by-Environment effects (G × E). We aimed to test for environment-specific maternal effects (M × E) using a paternal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Heredity
DOI: 10.1038/s41437-021-00431-y


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