No evidence for adjustment of sex allocation in relation to paternal ornamentation and paternity in barn swallows

@inproceedings{Saino1999NoEF,
  title={No evidence for adjustment of sex allocation in relation to paternal ornamentation and paternity in barn swallows},
  author={Nicola Saino and Hans Ellegren and Anders Pape M{\o}ller},
  year={1999}
}
Sex allocation theory predicts that parents should adjust investment in sons and daughters according to relative fitness of differently sexed offspring. In species with female prefer- ence for highly ornamented males, one advantage potentially accruing to parents from investing more in sons of the most ornamented males is that male offspring will inherit characters ensuring sexual attractiveness or high-quality genes, if ornaments honestly reveal male genetic quality. Furthermore, in species… CONTINUE READING

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