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Multiple mating influences offspring size in guppies

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Multiply mated female guppies Poecilia reticulata descended from the Tacarigua population in Trinidad produced individually larger offspring than their singly mated counterparts.

Keywords: Poecilia reticulata; Trinidadian guppy; polyandry; reproductive investment

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 8LB, Scotland, U.K. and 2: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia

Publication date: October 1, 2005

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