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Published by Science Publishers .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science,
  • Insects,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Ecology,
  • Evolution,
  • Insects (entomology),
  • Genetics,
  • Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology,
  • Phenotype

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsT. N. Ananthakrishnan (Editor), Douglas Whitman (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8753018M
ISBN 101578083222
ISBN 109781578083220

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: Insect Phenotypic Plasticity: Diversity of Responses (v. 1) (): Ananthakrishnan, T N, Whitman, Douglas: Books. Phenotypic Plasticity of Insects Mechanisms and Consequences. Edited By: Douglas W Whitman and TN Ananthakrishnan. pages, diagrams. Publisher: Science Publishers This book explores the profound importance of phenotypic plasticity as a central organizing theme for understanding biology. Chapters take a broad, integrative approach to.   In Volume I of Insect Phenotypic Plasticity, the plasticity inherent in insects is documented. Phenotypically plastic traits include morphological, behavioral, and physiological characteristics. These environmentally induced differences can serve as the raw products upon which natural selection acts. Phenotypic plasticity in short deserves increaseCited by: Book Description. In Volume I of Insect Phenotypic Plasticity, the plasticity inherent in insects is documented. Phenotypically plastic traits include morphological, behavioral, and physiological characteristics. These environmentally induced differences can serve as the raw products upon which natural selection acts.

The non-genetic environmental induction of host plant preference (whether an increased 'specificity' or a change in 'rank order'; Courtney and Kibota ) is a classical example of phenotypic plasticity (Agrawal ). Phenotypic plasticity has been observed at least since the study of the genetic control of traits was begun in the early 20th Cited by: 2. Phenotypic plasticity, the capacity of a single genotype to exhibit variable phenotypes in different environments, is common in insects and is often highly adaptive. Here we review terminology, conceptual issues, and insect plasticity research, including variance partitioning, reaction norms, physiological mechanisms, adaptive value, and evolution. Developmental plasticity and the origins of diversity: a case study on horned beetles. Phenotypic plasticity in insects: mechanisms and consequences (, Ananthakrishnan T. N.& Whitman D.), pp. 81– Plymouth, UK: Science Publishers. Google Scholar. Insects. Phenotypic plasticity. Contents. What is phenotypic plasticity and why is it important? / Douglas W. Whitman and Anurag A. Agrawal Phenotypic plasticity and the semantics of polyphenism: a historical review and current perspectives / Michael Canfield and Erick Greene.

Phenotypic plasticity in insects: the effects of substrate color on the coloration of two ground‐hopper species. Axel Hochkirch. Corresponding Author. Department of Biology/Chemistry, Division of Ecology, University of Osnabrück, Barbara D‐ Osnabrück, Germany. This book explores the profound importance of phenotypic plasticity as a central organizing theme for understanding biology. Chapters take a broad, integrative approach to explain how physical and biological environmental stimuli (temperature, photoperiod, nutrition, population density, predator presence, etc.), influence insect biochemical, physiological, learning, and developmental processes. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Insect phenotypic plasticity. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers, © (DLC) (OCoLC)   This book documents the adaptive value and consequences of phenotypic plasticity in insects. It reflects current thinking on phenotypes as products of genes by environmental interactions and natural selection, and on the relationship between canalization, homeostasis, and phenotypic plasticity.