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Title: Maternal effects in the green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Author: Weber, Sam
ISNI:       0000 0004 2712 5516
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2010
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In oviparous animals, maternal traits such as the investment of resources in eggs and oviposition site selection are often important determinants of offspring phenotypic quality, and may have an adaptive role in tailoring offspring phenotypes to local environmental conditions. This thesis examines the adaptive significance of two specific maternal traits in the green turtle (Chelonia mydas); namely the deposition of fat-soluble antioxidants in egg yolk, and the selection of nest sites via natal homing. (Please view 'front matter' file for full abstract)
Supervisor: Blount, Jonathan ; Broderick, Annette Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Oxidative Stress ; Vitamin E ; Carotenoids ; Natal Homing ; Sea Turtle