What is Parental investment?

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asked Dec 9, 2012 in Evolution by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)
    

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Expenditure of time and energy on the provision, protection, and care of an offspring; more specifically investment by a parent that increases the fitness of a particular offspring and reduces the fitness the parent can gain by investing in other offspring.
answered Dec 9, 2012 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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