Genetic Variation for Phenotypic Plasticity in the Larval Life History of Spadefoot Toads (scaphiopus Couchii).

@article{Newman1994GeneticVF,
  title={Genetic Variation for Phenotypic Plasticity in the Larval Life History of Spadefoot Toads (scaphiopus Couchii).},
  author={Robert A. Newman},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1994},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1773-1785}
}
Phenotypic plasticity in life-history traits is common. The relationship between phenotype and environment, or reaction norm, associated with life-history plasticity can evolve by natural selection if there is genetic variation within a population for the reaction norm and if the traits involved affect fitness. As with other traits, selection on plasticity in a particular trait or in response to a particular environmental factor may be constrained by trade-offs with other traits that affect… CONTINUE READING
17 Citations
12 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 references

Amphibian metamorphosis : Growth rate , predation risk , and the optimal size at transformation

  • H. M. Wilbur
  • American Naturalist
  • 1986

Genetic correlation structure of life - history variables in outbred , wild Drosophila melanogaster : Effects of photoperiod regimen

  • J. T. Giesel
  • American Naturalist
  • 1986

The evolution ofphenotypic plasticity in plants

  • C. D. Schlichting
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • 1986

Costs of reproduction : An evaluation of the empirical evidence

  • D. Reznick
  • Evolution
  • 1985

Postmetamorphic growth rates in a natural population of the Fowler ' s toad iBufo woodhousei fowlerii

  • R. D. Clarke
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
  • 1974

Unsuccessful breeding by desert toads ( Bufo punctatus ) at the limit of their ecological tolerance

  • L. Tevis
  • Ecology
  • 1966

Evolutionary significance of phenotypic plasticity in plants

  • A. D. Bradshaw
  • Advances in Genetics
  • 1965

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…