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Sex ratio adjustment in relation to paternal attractiveness in a wild bird population.

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When the relative fitness of sons and daughters differs, sex-allocation theory predicts that it would be adaptive for individuals to adjust their investment in different sexes of offspring. Sex ratio adjustment by females in response to the sexual attractiveness of their mate would be an example of this. In vertebrates the existence of this form of sex ratio adjustment is controversial and may be confounded with sex-biased mortality, particularly in sexually size-dimorphic species. Here we us...

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10.1073/pnas.93.21.11723

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
93
Issue:
21
Pages:
11723-11728
Publication date:
1996-10-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:93565eff-5b66-43b0-bb09-7d2cede80b05
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315479
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pubs:315479

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