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Parental investment and sexual selection

@inproceedings{Trivers1972ParentalIA,
  title={Parental investment and sexual selection},
  author={Robert Trivers},
  year={1972}
}
Charles Darwin's (1871) treatnent of the topic of sexual selection was sometinrcs confused because he lackcd a gcneral framework within which to relate the variables he perceived to bc important: sexlinked inheritance, sex ratio at conception, differcntial mortality, parental carc, and the form ot the brecding system (monoganry, polygyny, polyandry, or promiscurry/. This confusion permitted othcrs to attcmpt to show that Darwin's tcrminology was inrprecise, that hc n]isinterpr(]ted thc function… 

II Parental investment and sexual selection

Charles Darwin's (1871) treatment of lhe topic of sex ual selection was sometimes confused because he lacked a general framework within whidl to relate the variables he pcrccived to be important:

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