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Phenotypic plasticity's impacts on diversification and speciation.
Phenotypic plasticity (the ability of a single genotype to produce multiple phenotypes in response to variation in the environment) is commonplace. Yet its evolutionary significance remainsExpand
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The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions
Scientific activities take place within the structured sets of ideas and assumptions that define a field and its practices. The conceptual framework of evolutionary biology emerged with the ModernExpand
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Does evolutionary theory need a rethink?
Nobel physicist talks plants with a waiter, then what? p.168 ENERGY Don't assume that renewable energies are problem-free p.168 AGEING Atul Gawande's call to action on end-of-life medical care p.167Expand
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The role of developmental plasticity in evolutionary innovation
Explaining the origins of novel traits is central to evolutionary biology. Longstanding theory suggests that developmental plasticity, the ability of an individual to modify its development inExpand
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Toward a population genetic framework of developmental evolution: the costs, limits, and consequences of phenotypic plasticity
Adaptive phenotypic plasticity allows organisms to cope with environmental variability, and yet, despite its adaptive significance, phenotypic plasticity is neither ubiquitous nor infinite. In thisExpand
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On the origins of novelty in development and evolution.
  • A. Moczek
  • Biology, Medicine
  • BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular…
  • 1 May 2008
The origin of novel traits is what draws many to evolutionary biology, yet our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the genesis of novelty remains limited. Here I review definitions ofExpand
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Food availability controls the onset of metamorphosis in the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
In nature, larvae of the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus (Schreber 1759) are confronted with significant variation in the availability of food without the option of locating new resources. Here weExpand
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Diversification of doublesex function underlies morph-, sex-, and species-specific development of beetle horns
Sex-specific trait expression is frequently associated with highly variable, condition-dependent expression within sexes and rapid divergence among closely related species. Horned beetles are anExpand
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Developmental mechanisms of threshold evolution in a polyphenic beetle
SUMMARY Polyphenic development is thought to play a pivotal role in the origin of morphological novelties. However, little is known about how polyphenisms evolve in natural populations, theExpand
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Developmental capacitance, genetic accommodation, and adaptive evolution
  • A. Moczek
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution & development
  • 1 May 2007
SUMMARY The concept of genetic accommodation remains controversial, in part because it remains unclear whether evolution by genetic accommodation forces a revolution, or merely a shift in emphasis,Expand
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