Phenotypic consequences of maternal effects during early life stages of the painted turtle , Chrysemys picta

Maternal effects are a ubiquitous source of phenoty pic variation and relevant to understanding many ecological and evolutionary ques tion . For oviparous organisms, egg size and oviposition/ nest-site choice are two maternal effects that can be particularly important. A classic assumption in li fe-history theory is that offspring with more resources… (More)