Does paternity influence slug growth rate?


Abstract: Slugs from the same batch of eggs may exhibit very different growth rates. Initial eggsize and food availability do not seem to be the cause. We investigated slugs from the same eggbatch using microsatellites to look for differences in the paternity of eggs within a single batch.There was no evidence to suggest that differing paternity was the reason for the different growthrates of embryos from the same mother.

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