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Virginity and the clutch size behavior of a parasitoid wasp where mothers mate their sons.

Abstract:

Theoretical and empirical research on the evolution of clutch size has proved to be an extremely productive area of evolutionary biology. A general prediction is that individuals should produce a smaller number of offspring when resources are more limited, such as when multiple individuals compete for the same resources for their development. However, we expect that the opposite prediction arises with virgin females of haplodiploid species, which are subject to extreme local mate competition....

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10.1093/beheco/arq046

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Journal:
Behavioral ecology : official journal of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
730-738
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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EISSN:
1465-7279
ISSN:
1045-2249
URN:
uuid:f302a8ff-bcdf-40fd-865e-0ca3af081eda
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211115
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pubs:211115

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