Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Eumenid wasps usually provision female offspring with more food than male offspring. One hypothesis to explain these differences is based on different rates of oogenesis for female and male producing eggs. A second hypothesis assumes that female wasps can co-ordinate the a mount of provisions and sex of the egg deposited within a single cell. These two hypotheses lead to mutually exclusive predictions. Data from two species of wasps make it possible to reject the first hypothesis.
Cowan, David P., "Hypotheses on cell provisioning in eumenid wasps" (1983). Co. Paper 149.
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