How effective are maternal effects at having effects?

@article{Beckerman2006HowEA,
  title={How effective are maternal effects at having effects?},
  author={Andrew P Beckerman and Tim G Benton and Craig T Lapsley and Nils B Koesters},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1585},
  pages={
          485-93
        }
}
The well studied trade-off between offspring size and offspring number assumes that offspring fitness increases with increasing per-offspring investment. Where mothers differ genetically or exhibit plastic variation in reproductive effort, there can be variation in per capita investment in offspring, and via this trade-off, variation in fecundity. Variation in per capita investment will affect juvenile performance directly--a classical maternal effect--while variation in fecundity will also… CONTINUE READING

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