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Maternal dominance, maternal condition, and offspring sex ratio in ungulate mammals

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Trivers and Willard's suggestion that natural selection favors maternal control of offspring sex ratio in relation to maternal condition has been much debated. The theoretical plausibility of the idea, under some conditions, is firmly established, and there is strong empirical support for conditional sex allocation in some taxa. However, the extend to which this hypothesis can be applied to mammals, particularly ungulates, has been more controversial. We used meta-analysis to review published...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1086/381003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
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Institution:
University of Edinburgh
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Institute of Cell,Animal,and Population Biology
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University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
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American Naturalist Journal website
Volume:
163
Issue:
1
Pages:
40-54
Publication date:
2004-01-01
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0003-0147
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English
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2009-06-04

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