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Context-dependent sex allocation: Constraints on the expression and evolution of maternal effects

Pryke, Sarah; Rollins, Lee A.; Griffith, Simon C.

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Despite decades of research, whether vertebrates can and do adaptively adjust the sex ratio of their offspring is still highly debated. However, this may have resulted from the failure of empirical tests to identify large and predictable fitness returns to females from strategic adjustment. Here, we test the effect of diet quality and maternal condition on facultative sex ratio adjustment in the color polymorphic Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae), a species that exhibits extreme maternal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78870
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01391.x

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