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- Chung, Nico, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Oikos 2019 v.128 no.6 pp. 859-868
- Agaonidae; eggs; fecundity; females; inbreeding; insurance; invertebrates; males; mating competitiveness; models; mortality; mothers; natural selection; oviposition sites; prediction; progeny; sex allocation; sex ratio; variance
- ... Sex allocation theory has long generated insights into the nature of natural selection. Classical models have elucidated causal phenomena such as local mate competition and inbreeding on the degree of female bias exhibited by various invertebrates. Typically, these models assume mothers facultatively adjust sex allocation using predictive cues of future offspring mating conditions. Here we relax t ...