Parent-offspring conflict over the sex ratio in a diploid population with different investment in male and in female offspring

I. Eshel, E. Sansone

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Abstract

A two-locus diploid model is developed in order to analyze stable mother's and offsprings' strategies concerning the offsprings' sex determination and progeny's sex ratio when the cost of rearing a male offspring is different from the cost of rearing a female offspring. If the ratio in cost is λ: 1, then the resulting stable sex ratio in the population lies between the value l: λ, obtained with full mother's control, and a l: λ1/2, obtained with no maternal interference. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-972
Number of pages19
JournalAmerican Naturalist
Volume138
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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