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Deer destiny determined by density

Cockburn, Andrew

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Theory predicts that socially dominant females will produce more sons than daughters. But when times are hard, the higher growth rate of males means that proportionately more will die during development. New work shows that, in red deer, these effects can operate in concert.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90569
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/20794

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