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Science, sex and the kakapo

Nature volume 419, pages 265266 (19 September 2002) | Download Citation

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Sex-allocation theory predicts how the sex ratio of offspring should vary with the mother's physical condition. Applying this theory has helped in retrieving a charismatic parrot from the edge of extinction.

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