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Differential sex allocation in sand lizards: bright males induce daughter production in a species with heteromorphic sex chromosomes.

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In sand lizards (Lacerta agilis), males with more and brighter nuptial coloration also have more DNA fragments visualized in restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of their major histocompatibility complex class I loci (and, hence, are probably more heterozygous at these loci). Such males produce more viable offspring, with a particularly strong viability effect on daughters. This suggests that females should adjust both their reproductive investment and offspring sex ratio in rela...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rsbl.2005.0327
Journal:
Biology letters More from this journal
Volume:
1
Issue:
3
Pages:
378-380
Publication date:
2005-09-01
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:209404
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uuid:685db83c-01ce-4952-a000-3fcb855735ff
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pubs:209404
Source identifiers:
209404
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2013-11-16

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