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Paternal Care: Direct And Indirect Genetic Effects Of Fathers On Offspring Performance

Head, Megan; Berry, Lisa K.; Royle, Nick J.; Moore, Allen J


Knowledge of how genetic effects arising from parental care influence the evolution of offspring traits comes almost exclusively from studies of maternal care. However, males provide care in some taxa, and often this care differs from females in quality or quantity. If variation in paternal care is genetically based then, like maternal care and maternal effects, paternal effects may have important consequences for the evolution of offspring traits via indirect genetic effects (IGEs). IGEs and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01699.x


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