Evolution and Development: Molecules
Major research themes and approaches in evolutionary developmental biology, commonly referred to as evo-devo, are presented from a molecular perspective.
Behavior genetics and postgenomics
- BiologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
One of the central claims to emerge from the use of heritability studies in the behavioral sciences, the principle of minimal shared maternal effects, is examined, in light of the growing awareness that the maternal perinatal environment is a critical venue for the exercise of adaptive phenotypic plasticity.
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The thrifty phenotype as an adaptive maternal effect
- BiologyBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
This article argues that the thrifty phenotype is the consequence of three different adaptive processes ‐ niche construction, maternal effects, and developmental plasticity ‐ all of which in humans are influenced by the authors' large brains.
Is early development in humans a predictive adaptive response anticipating the adult environment?
- Biology, MedicineTrends in ecology & evolution
THE IMPACT OF INSECTICIDES AND HERBICIDES ON THE BIODIVERSITY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF AQUATIC COMMUNITIES
- Environmental Science
This study represents one of the most extensive experimental inves- tigations of pesticide effects on aquatic communities and offers a comprehensive perspective on the impacts of pesticides when nontarget organisms are examined under ecologically relevant conditions.
The effects of pesticides, pH, and predatory stress on amphibians under mesocosm conditions
- Environmental Science, BiologyEcotoxicology
Whereas the stress of pH and predators can make carbaryl (and other pesticides) more lethal under laboratory conditions using repeated applications of carbaryl, these stressors did not interact under mesocosm conditions using a single application of carb Daryl.