Maternal Effects as Adaptations Fox Mousseau

ISBN: 9780195111637

Published: June 18th 1998

Hardcover

375 pages


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Maternal Effects as Adaptations  by  Fox Mousseau

Maternal Effects as Adaptations by Fox Mousseau
June 18th 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 375 pages | ISBN: 9780195111637 | 3.48 Mb

Phenotypic variation is influenced by both genetic and environmental variation. One important source of environmental variation is the maternal effect: influences of the maternal environment on offspring phenotype. Heritable maternal effects haveMorePhenotypic variation is influenced by both genetic and environmental variation. One important source of environmental variation is the maternal effect: influences of the maternal environment on offspring phenotype.

Heritable maternal effects have been shown to influence the life histories, behaviour, and population dynamics of a wide variety of plants and animals, and are likely to have evolved as a mechanism for cueing offspring to appropriate development for predicted environmental conditions.



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