Reproductive investment when mate quality varies: differential allocation versus reproductive compensation.

@article{Harris2009ReproductiveIW,
  title={Reproductive investment when mate quality varies: differential allocation versus reproductive compensation.},
  author={Wlliam E. Harris and Tobias M Uller},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={364 1520},
  pages={1039-48}
}
Reproductive investment decisions form an integral part of life-history biology. Selection frequently favours plasticity in investment that can generate maternal effects on offspring development. For example, if females differentially allocate resources based on mate attractiveness or quality, this can create a non-genetic link between mate attractiveness and offspring fitness with potential consequences for ecological and evolutionary dynamics. It is therefore important to understand under… CONTINUE READING

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