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Trophic egg laying: hypotheses and tests

Abstract:

Trophic egg-laying - wherein mothers provide non-developing eggs for offspring to eat - has attracted much empirical attention to diverse taxa (e.g. amphibians, non-social and eusocial insects, fish, and marine gastropods). However, there has been been only a limited exchange of ideas among studies of different taxa. We advocate a unified approach to the study of trophic eggs within an evolutionary ecological framework. In this paper, we stress the importance of elucidating the adaptive funct...

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Journal:
OIKOS
Volume:
112
Issue:
3
Pages:
706-714
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1600-0706
ISSN:
0030-1299
URN:
uuid:a7665c41-79f1-42f9-b8e1-c2658cd9e90f
Source identifiers:
420304
Local pid:
pubs:420304
Language:
English

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