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Chronic malnutrition favours smaller critical size for metamorphosis initiation in Drosophila melanogaster

Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Nov 30, 2011

Roshan K VijendravarmaTadeusz J Kawecki

Abstract

Critical size at which metamorphosis is initiated represents an important checkpoint in insect development. Here, we use experimental evolution in Drosophila melanogaster to test the long-standing hypothesis that larval malnutrition should favour a smaller critical size. We report that ...read more

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Transcription Initiation
Malnutrition
Drosophila melanogaster
Tadpole
Insecta
Biological Metamorphosis
Food Deprivation (Experimental)
Adaptation, Physiological
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Chronic malnutrition favours smaller critical size for metamorphosis initiation in Drosophila melanogaster

Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Nov 30, 2011

Roshan K VijendravarmaTadeusz J Kawecki

PMID: 22122120

DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02419.x

Abstract

Critical size at which metamorphosis is initiated represents an important checkpoint in insect development. Here, we use experimental evolution in Drosophila melanogaster to test the long-standing hypothesis that larval malnutrition should favour a smaller critical size. We report that ...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Transcription Initiation
Malnutrition
Drosophila melanogaster
Tadpole
Insecta
Biological Metamorphosis
Food Deprivation (Experimental)
Adaptation, Physiological

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