Males influence maternal effects that promote sexual selection: a quantitative genetic experiment with dung beetles Onthophagus taurus.

@article{Kotiaho2003MalesIM,
  title={Males influence maternal effects that promote sexual selection: a quantitative genetic experiment with dung beetles Onthophagus taurus.},
  author={Janne S. Kotiaho and Leigh W Simmons and John Hunt and Joseph L. Tomkins},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2003},
  volume={161 6},
  pages={852-9}
}
Recently, doubt has been cast on studies supporting good genes sexual selection by the suggestion that observed genetic benefits for offspring may be confounded by differential maternal allocation. In traditional analyses, observed genetic sire effects on offspring phenotype may result from females allocating more resources to the offspring of attractive males. However, maternal effects such as differential allocation may represent a mechanism promoting genetic sire effects, rather than an… CONTINUE READING

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