The coadaptation of parental supply and offspring demand.

@article{Klliker2005TheCO,
  title={The coadaptation of parental supply and offspring demand.},
  author={Mathias K{\"o}lliker and Edmund Darrell Brodie and Allen J Moore},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2005},
  volume={166 4},
  pages={506-16}
}
The evolution of parent-offspring interactions for the provisioning of care is usually explained as the phenotypic outcome of resolved conflicting selection pressures. However, parental care and offspring solicitation are expected to have complex patterns of inheritance. Here we present a quantitative genetic model of parent-offspring interactions that allows us to investigate the evolutionary maintenance of a state of resolved conflict. We show that offspring solicitation and parental… CONTINUE READING

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