Maternal Effects in Mammals

Maternal Effects in Mammals

eBook - 2009
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Evolutionary maternal effects occur whenever a mother's phenotypic traits directly affect her offspring's phenotype, independent of the offspring's genotype. Some of the phenotypic traits that result in maternal effects have a genetic basis, whereas others are environmentally determined. For example, the size of a litter produced by a mammalian mother-a trait with a strong genetic basis-can affect the growth rate of her offspring, while a mother's dominance rank-an environmentally determined trait-can affect the dominance rank of her offspring. The first volume published on the sub.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780226501222
0226501221
9781282239746
1282239740
Characteristics: 1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Maestripieri, Dario
Mateo, Jill M.

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