Allocation of reproductive effort in Mus domesticus: responses of offspring sex ratio and quality to social density and food availability

@article{Wright2004AllocationOR,
  title={Allocation of reproductive effort in Mus domesticus: responses of offspring sex ratio and quality to social density and food availability},
  author={Sandra Lea Wright and C. B. Crawford and Judith L. Anderson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={357-365}
}
Female mammals in good condition can maximize their inclusive fitness by investing more in male offspring than in female offspring during periods of poor environmental quality. To test this hypothesis, we measured the effects of undernutrition and crowding before and during gestation on the sex ratio and weight of offspring at parturition and at weaning in… CONTINUE READING