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Delaying sexual maturation can lead to larger body size and higher reproductive success, but carries an increased risk of death before reproducing. Classical life history theory predicts that trade-offs between reproductive success and survival should lead to the evolution of an optimal strategy in ...

Johnston, S. E.; Orell, P.; Pritchard, V. L.; Kent, M. P.; Lien, S.; Niemelä, E.; Erkinaro, J.; Primmer, C. R.
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Molecular Ecology, 2014, 23, 14, pp 3452-3468