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Begging and bleating: the evolution of parent-offspring signalling.

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The evolution of biological signalling in the face of evolutionary conflicts of interest is an active area of evolutionary ecology, and one to which Maynard Smith has made important contributions. We explore the major theoretical challenges in the field, concentrating largely on how offspring signal to their parents when there is the potential for parent-offspring conflict. Costly offspring solicitation (begging etc.) has been interpreted in terms of a Zahavi Grafen honest handicap signal, bu...

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10.1098/rstb.2000.0719

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Godfray, HC More by this author
Johnstone, RA More by this author
Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
355
Issue:
1403
Pages:
1581-1591
Publication date:
2000-11-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:c1b8bf14-6ead-48ff-ba29-f8fcc1951867
Source identifiers:
210446
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pubs:210446

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