Sex allocation in yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis) depends on nutritional constraints on production of large last eggs.

@article{Saino2010SexAI,
  title={Sex allocation in yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis) depends on nutritional constraints on production of large last eggs.},
  author={Nicola Saino and Mar{\'i}a Ruiz Romano and Manuela Caprioli and Roberto Ambrosini and Diego Rubolini and Mauro Fasola},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={277 1685},
  pages={1203-8}
}
Male and female offspring can differ in their susceptibility to pre-natal (e.g. egg quality) and post-natal (e.g. sib-sib competition) conditions, and parents can therefore increase their individual fitness by adjusting these maternal effects according to offspring sex. In birds, egg mass and laying/hatching order are the main determinants of offspring viability, but these effects can act differently on each sex. In a previous study, relatively large last-laid (c-)eggs of yellow-legged gulls… CONTINUE READING
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