Hormones and the Physiological Architecture of Life History Evolution

  title={Hormones and the Physiological Architecture of Life History Evolution},
  author={Caleb E. Finch and M. Rose},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  pages={1 - 52}
  • C. FinchM. Rose
  • Published 1 March 1995
  • Biology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
Hormones play key roles in the regulation of animal and plant life histories, particularly in the timing of transitions between prematurational stages and in the scheduling of reproduction. Furthermore, hormonal mechanisms are subject to information about the external and internal environment of the individual. Within an evolutionary radiation, the same hormone subsets often regulate the schedules of development as well as adult reproduction and related activities and, moreover, are involved in… 

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