Where do all the maternal effects go? Variation in offspring body size through ontogeny in the live-bearing fish Poecilia parae.

@article{Lindholm2006WhereDA,
  title={Where do all the maternal effects go? Variation in offspring body size through ontogeny in the live-bearing fish Poecilia parae.},
  author={Anna K Lindholm and John Hunt and Robert Brooks},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={586-9}
}
Maternal effects are an important source of adaptive variation, but little is known about how they vary throughout ontogeny. We estimate the contribution of maternal effects, sire genetic and environmental variation to offspring body size from birth until 1 year of age in the live-bearing fish Poecilia parae. In both the sexes, maternal effects on body size… CONTINUE READING