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When is a maternal effect adaptive?

Abstract:

Maternal effects have become an important field of study in evolutionary ecology and there is an ongoing debate regarding their adaptive significance. Some maternal effects can act to increase offspring fitness and are called 'adaptive maternal effects'. However, other maternal effects decrease offspring fitness and there is confusion regarding whether certain maternal effects are indeed adaptive or merely physiological inevitabilities. Here we suggest that the focus on the consequences of ma...

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Journal:
OIKOS
Volume:
116
Issue:
12
Pages:
1957-1963
Publication date:
2007-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0706
ISSN:
0030-1299
URN:
uuid:9dd8a7a2-87a7-408d-a987-613e33d7ec25
Source identifiers:
150845
Local pid:
pubs:150845
Language:
English

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