Acclimation of thermal physiology in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster : a test of an optimality model.

@article{Cooper2010AcclimationOT,
  title={Acclimation of thermal physiology in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster : a test of an optimality model.},
  author={Brandon S Cooper and Marcin Czarnoleski and Michael J Angilletta},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={2346-55}
}
Many organisms modify their physiological functions by acclimating to changes in their environment. Recent studies of thermal physiology have been influenced by verbal models that fail to consider the selective advantage of acclimation and thus make no predictions about variation in acclimation capacity. We used a quantitative model of optimal plasticity to generate predictions about the capacity of Drosophila melanogaster to acclimate to developmental temperature. This model predicts that the… CONTINUE READING