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- Edwards, A. M., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Reproduction, fertility, and development 2017 v.29 no.7 pp. 1401-1404
- blood glucose; conceptus; glucose; males; mice; reproductive fitness; seminal plasma; sex allocation; sex ratio; sires; sons; spermatozoa
- ... The differential allocation hypothesis suggests that a mother should adjust the sex of offspring in relation to her mate’s attractiveness, thereby increasing future reproductive fitness when her sons inherit the attractive traits. More attractive males have been shown to sire more sons, but it is possible that the sex ratio skew could be a result of paternal rather than maternal manipulation, whic ...
- Edwards, A. M., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Australian journal of zoology 2013 v.61 no.4 pp. 332-341
- Macropus giganteus; body condition; females; foraging; herbivores; national parks; social environment; Queensland
- ... Vigilance is an essential component of antipredator behaviour and is also used to monitor conspecifics, but is traded off against feeding in herbivores. This trade-off can be influenced by variation in many environmental, social and individual traits. Our aim was to test the relationship between individual-level traits, including boldness, body condition and reproductive state, and vigilance, whil ...