Artificial Selection for Paedomorphosis in the Salamander Ambystoma Talpoideum.

@article{Semlitsch1989ArtificialSF,
  title={Artificial Selection for Paedomorphosis in the Salamander Ambystoma Talpoideum.},
  author={Raymond D. Semlitsch and Henry M. Wilbur},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1989},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={105-112}
}
Heterochronic ontogenetic mechanisms such as paedomorphosis are potentially important mechanisms of both microevolutionary and macroevolutionary change. The salamander Ambystoma talpoideum is facultatively paedomorphic. Expression of paedomorphosis in this species varies among local natural populations. Two breeding lines, one from a population associated with a temporary pond where metamorphosis to a terrestrial adult always occurs, another from a population associated with a nearly permanent… CONTINUE READING

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