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Maternal effects on offspring size and number in mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki

O'Dea, Rose; Vega, Regina; Head, Megan; Jennions, Michael


Given a trade-off between offspring size and number, all mothers are predicted to produce the same optimal-sized offspring in a given environment. In many species, however, larger and/or older mothers produce bigger offspring. There are several hypotheses to explain this but they lack strong empirical support. In organisms with indeterminate growth, there is the additional problem that maternal size and age are positively correlated, so what are their relative roles in determining offspring...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1577
Access Rights: Open Access


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