Diet and social conditions during sexual maturation have unpredictable influences on female life history trade-offs.

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The trade-off between gametes and soma is central to life history evolution. Oosorption has been proposed as a mechanism by which females can redirect nutrients invested in oocytes into survival when conditions for reproduction are poor. Although positive correlations between oocyte degradation and lifespan have been documented in oviparous insects, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01671.x

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@article{Barrett2009DietAS, title={Diet and social conditions during sexual maturation have unpredictable influences on female life history trade-offs.}, author={Eileen Barrett and A. J. Moore and P. J. Moore}, journal={Journal of evolutionary biology}, year={2009}, volume={22 3}, pages={571-81} }