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Cooperative breeders adjust offspring sex ratios to produce helpful helpers

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Whether birds and mammals adaptively adjust their offspring sex ratio in response to their environment is much debated. A source of confusion is that different studies show different patterns, with sex ratio adjustment appearing to occur in some cases but not others. The extent to which this reflects interesting biological variation due to differences in the underlying selective forces, as opposed to statistical noise, is not clear. Cooperatively breeding species offer an opportunity to addre...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1086/491662

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Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Department:
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Department:
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
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University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
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American Naturalist Journal website
Volume:
166
Issue:
5
Pages:
628-632
Publication date:
2005-11-01
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0003-0147
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English
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ora:2817
Deposit date:
2009-06-04

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