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Facultative adjustment of the offspring sex ratio and male attractiveness: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Booksmythe, Isobel; Mautz, Brian; Davis, Jacqueline; Nakagawa, Shinichi; Jennions, Michael


Females can benefit from mate choice for male traits (e.g. sexual ornaments or body condition) that reliably signal the effect that mating will have on mean offspring fitness. These male-derived benefits can be due to material and/or genetic effects. The latter include an increase in the attractiveness, hence likely mating success, of sons. Females can potentially enhance any sex-biased benefits of mating with certain males by adjusting the offspring sex ratio depending on their mate's...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Reviews
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12220


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