Parental investment in male and female offspring in polygynous mammals

@article{CluttonBrock1981ParentalII,
  title={Parental investment in male and female offspring in polygynous mammals},
  author={Tim H Clutton-Brock and Steve D. Albon and Fiona E. Guinness},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1981},
  volume={289},
  pages={487-489}
}
Two evolutionary theories predict how mammalian parents would be expected to allocate the resources at their disposal to their male and female progeny. Where reproductive success varies more widely among males than females and variation in success among adults is influenced by parental investment1, parents would maximize their reproductive success by allocating a greater proportion of their resources to individual sons than to individual daughters2–5. However, because the benefits of producing… CONTINUE READING

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