10.1038/s42003-018-0247-8

Life history shapes variation in egg composition in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus

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Cristina-Maria Valcu et al. present the proteomes of the blue tit egg albumen and yolk. They find that laying order and female age drive variation in overall egg composition but that the proteomes specifically are dependent on laying order, suggesting maternal effects on egg composition are a result of both passive and active mechanisms

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