Mechanisms of Life History Evolution

Mechanisms of Life History Evolution

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This interdisciplinary volume unites evolutionary and molecular biologists from various fields (life history theory, molecular biology, developmental biology, aging, phenotypic plasticity, social behaviour, and endocrinology) who use studies of molecular mechanisms to solve fundamental questions in life history evolution in a variety of organisms.This can be seen in the remarkably tight temporal correlation between mortality rate and reproductive schedule in D. ... a correlated response in shortened lifespan, and vice versa (e.g., Rose and Charlesworth 1981, Partridge and Fowler 1992, SgrA² ... (SgrA² and Partridge 1999), and by assessing hormone titers in wing polymorphic crickets (Harshman and Zera 2007; ... or with lifespan, either because it diverts resources away from somatic maintenance or because it causes damage.

Title:Mechanisms of Life History Evolution
Author:Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-05-12


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