Parent-offspring conflict and co-adaptation: behavioural ecology meets quantitative genetics.

  title={Parent-offspring conflict and co-adaptation: behavioural ecology meets quantitative genetics.},
  author={Per T Smiseth and Jonathan Wright and Mathias K{\"o}lliker},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={275 1645},
The evolution of the complex and dynamic behavioural interactions between caring parents and their dependent offspring is a major area of research in behavioural ecology and quantitative genetics. While behavioural ecologists examine the evolution of interactions between parents and offspring in the light of parent-offspring conflict and its resolution, quantitative geneticists explore the evolution of such interactions in the light of parent-offspring co-adaptation due to combined effects of… CONTINUE READING

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