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Experimental EvolutionConcepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments$
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Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247666

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247666.001.0001

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Laboratory Selection Studies of Life-History Physiology in Insects

Laboratory Selection Studies of Life-History Physiology in Insects

(p.217) 10 Laboratory Selection Studies of Life-History Physiology in Insects
Experimental Evolution

Anthony J. Zera

Lawrence G. Harshman

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on research in life-history evolution and evolutionary physiology of insects. It summarizes the current status of major topics of research on the physiological causes of life-history traits and trade offs conducted during the past twenty-five years on laboratory-selected lines of insects. Most detailed studies have been undertaken using two experimental models: the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and crickets of the genus Gryllus. The chapter also discusses several notable physiological studies on laboratory selection of life-history traits in the Lepidoptera.

Keywords:   life-history evolution, evolutionary physiology, insects, life-history traits, trade offs, fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, Gryllus, laboratory selection, Lepidoptera

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