Comparative population genetics and phylogeography of two lacertid lizards (Eremias argus and E. brenchleyi) from China.
- Qun Zhao, Hong-xia Liu, Laigao Luo, X. Ji
- BiologyMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
- 1 March 2011
Gestation temperature affects sexual phenotype, morphology, locomotor performance, and growth of neonatal brown forest skinks, Sphenomorphus indicus
- X. Ji, Longhui Lin, Laigao Luo, Hong-Liang Lu, Jian-Fang Gao, J. Han
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 July 2006
Results show that S. indicus might be a temperature-dependent sex determination species and that offspring phenotypes are impaired at high gestation temperatures but maximized at relatively low gestation temperatures.
Income breeding and temperature-induced plasticity in reproductive traits in lizards
- Laigao Luo, Guo-Hua Ding, X. Ji
- BiologyJournal of Experimental Biology
- 15 June 2010
The idea that the use of currently acquired energy for reproduction may be more widespread in ectotherms than thought before is supported, and for the first time that egg size is thermally plastic in T. septentrionalis, where eggs produced in single reproductive bouts are believed to be well optimized for size.
Measuring temporal variation in reproductive output reveals optimal resource allocation to reproduction in the northern grass lizard, Takydromus septentrionalis
- X. Ji, W. Du, Zhi-hua Lin, Laigao Luo
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 June 2007
Trade-offs between size and number of eggs and between reproduction and growth (and thus, future reproduction) are evident in T. septentrionalis, and seasonal shifts in reproductive output and egg size are determined ultimately by natural selection.
Incubation temperature affects hatching success, embryonic expenditure of energy and hatchling phenotypes of a prolonged egg-retaining snake, Deinagkistrodon acutus (Viperidae)
- Zhi-hua Lin, X. Ji, Laigao Luo, Xiao-mei Ma
- Environmental Science
- 1 May 2005
Thermal dependence of feeding performance and resting metabolic expenditure in different altitudinal populations of toad-headed lizards.
- Yingchao Hu, Hong-Liang Lu, Kun-Ming Cheng, Laigao Luo, Zhi-gao Zeng
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Thermal Biology
- 2 January 2019
Different mechanisms lead to convergence of reproductive strategies in two lacertid lizards (Takydromus wolteri and Eremias argus)
- Bao‐jun Sun, Shu-Ran Li, W. Du
- Environmental Science, BiologyOecologia
- 1 July 2013
It is found that female body size, offspring number and size, and incubation period showed convergent evolution in two lacertid lizards that occur sympatrically in high-latitudes and low-latitude localities.
Higher metabolic plasticity in temperate compared to tropical lizards suggests increased resilience to climate change
- Bao‐jun Sun, C. Williams, W. Du
- Environmental ScienceEcological Monographs
- 9 February 2022
Evolution of Reptilian Viviparity: A Test of the Maternal Manipulation Hypothesis in a Temperate Snake, Gloydius brevicaudus (Viperidae)
- Jian-Fang Gao, Yan-Fu Qu, Laigao Luo, X. Ji
- BiologyZoological Science
- 1 March 2010
This study validates the key prediction of the maternal manipulation hypothesis that maternal thermoregulation should enhance fitness-related offspring traits, and demonstrates that viviparity evolves in temperate reptiles because internal development shields offspring from temperature extremes.
Life-history consequences of local adaptation in lizards: Takydromus wolteri (Lacertidae) as a model organism
- Li Ma, Peng Liu, Sha Su, Laigao Luo, Wenge Zhao, X. Ji
- BiologyBiological Journal of the Linnean Society
- 17 April 2019