Good genes and the maternal effects of polyandry on offspring reproductive success in the bulb mite.

@article{Kozielska2004GoodGA,
  title={Good genes and the maternal effects of polyandry on offspring reproductive success in the bulb mite.},
  author={Magdalena Kozielska and Alina Krzemińska and Jacek Radwan},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={271 1535},
  pages={165-70}
}
Genetic benefits are potentially the most robust explanation of the controversial issue of evolutionary maintenance of polyandry, but the unambiguous demonstration of such benefits has been hindered by the possibility of their confusion with maternal effects. Previous research has shown that polyandrous bulb mite females produce daughters with higher fecundity than monandrous females. Here, we investigate whether this effect arises because polyandrous females invest more in their offspring, or… CONTINUE READING

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