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Sex-Specific maternal effects in a viviparous fish

Kruuk, Loeske; Livingston, Julianne D.; Kahn, Andrew; Jennions, Michael


Mothers vary in their effects on their offspring, but studies of variation in maternal effects rarely ask whether differences between mothers are consistent for sons and daughters. Here, we analysed maternal effects in the mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki for development time and adult size of sons and daughters, and a primary male sexual character (gonopodium length). We found substantial maternal effects on all traits, most notably for gonopodium length. There were significant correlations...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology Letters
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0472


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