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A father effect explains sex-ratio bias

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Sex ratio allocation has important fitness consequences, and theory predicts that parents should adjust offspring sex ratio in cases where the fitness returns of producing male and female offspring vary. The ability of fathers to bias offspring sex ratios has traditionally been dismissed given the expectation of an equal proportion of X- and Y-chromosome-bearing sperm (CBS) in ejaculates due to segregation of sex chromosomes at meiosis. This expectation has been recently refuted. Here we used...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspb.2017.1159

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Malo, A
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24987
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Malo, A
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24987
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Malo, A
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24987
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Funding agency for:
Malo, A
Grant:
24987
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
284
Issue:
1861
Pages:
20171159
Publication date:
2017-08-30
Acceptance date:
2017-07-19
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
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725738
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pubs:725738
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uuid:7513843d-f853-423b-adb4-b05f5772ae81
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2017-09-06

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