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The causes and consequences of variation in offspring size: a case study using Daphnia.

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Offspring size can have large and direct fitness implications, but we still do not have a complete understanding of what causes offspring size to vary. Daphnia (water fleas) generally produce fewer and larger offspring when food is limited. Here, we use a mathematical model to show that this could be explained by either: (1) an advantage of producing larger eggs when food is limited; or (2) a lower boundary on egg volume (below which eggs do not have sufficient resources to be viable), that i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of evolutionary biology
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
577-587
Publication date:
2007-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1420-9101
ISSN:
1010-061X
Source identifiers:
312356
Language:
English
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pubs:312356
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uuid:cc761726-6542-46d3-bc91-65ec825c6f1a
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pubs:312356
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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