Developmental plasticity in metabolism but not in energy reserve accumulation in a seasonally polyphenic butterfly

@inproceedings{Kivel2019DevelopmentalPI,
  title={Developmental plasticity in metabolism but not in energy reserve accumulation in a seasonally polyphenic butterfly},
  author={Sami M Kivel{\"a} and Karl Gotthard and Philipp Lehmann},
  year={2019}
}
The evolution of seasonal polyphenisms (discrete phenotypes in different annual generations) associated with alternative developmental pathways of diapause (overwintering) and direct development is favoured in temperate insects. Seasonal life history polyphenisms are common and include faster growth and development under direct development than diapause. However, the physiological underpinnings of this difference remain poorly known despite its significance for understanding the evolution of… CONTINUE READING