Figure P21.8

Figure P21.8. (Blue line) Net fitness gained by an allele inherited from the mother, assuming that resource z is allocated to its low-quality embryo, and the rest evenly distributed across the five high-quality siblings. The arrow shows that the optimum allocation has almost no resource going to that embryo. (Red line) Total fitness of the parent plant, which is maximized at an even allocation, z = 1, to the high-quality embryos and none to the low-quality embryos.