Selection on offspring size varies within and among families in relation to host nutritional quality

@article{Agosta2007SelectionOO,
  title={Selection on offspring size varies within and among families in relation to host nutritional quality},
  author={Salvatore J Agosta},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={71-83}
}
Life history theory often assumes a positive relationship between offspring size and fitness, although the strength and form of this relationship is expected to vary with environmental conditions. In arthropods, surprisingly few studies have examined the influence of larval environment on the offspring size–fitness relation. In phytophagous insects, the few studies that have examined variation in larval host plants have found a negative correlation between host plant nutritional quality and the… CONTINUE READING

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