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It takes two to tango

Kokko, Hanna; Jennions, Michael

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In most taxa, females are more likely than males to care for offspring. Why? Ever since Trivers' landmark work, the answer has been traced back to sexual differences in pre-mating reproductive investment (unequal gamete size or anisogamy). However, recent work shows that parental investment theory has inadvertently ignored a profoundly simple fact of life: every offspring has a mother and father. Taking this into account completely changes how we should think about sex differences in parental...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89432
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/S0169-5347(03)00009-0

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