Extreme intra-clutch egg size dimorphism is not coupled with corresponding differences in antioxidant capacity and stable isotopes between eggs.

@article{Poisbleau2017ExtremeIE,
  title={Extreme intra-clutch egg size dimorphism is not coupled with corresponding differences in antioxidant capacity and stable isotopes between eggs.},
  author={Maud Poisbleau and Micha{\"e}l Beaulieu and Nina Dehnhard and Laurent Demongin and Gilles Lepoint and Nicolas Sturaro and Marcel Eens},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={205},
  pages={
          77-85
        }
}
Oviparous females need to allocate resources optimally to their eggs in order to maximize their fitness. Among these resources, dietary antioxidants, acquired by females and transferred to the eggs during egg formation, can greatly affect the development and survival of the embryo and chick. In crested penguins, incubation starts after the second and last egg is laid and, as opposed to many other bird species, this egg hatches first, thereby enhancing the survival of the chick. Here, we… CONTINUE READING
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