How flexible is phenotypic plasticity? Developmental windows for trait induction and reversal.

@article{Hoverman2007HowFI,
  title={How flexible is phenotypic plasticity? Developmental windows for trait induction and reversal.},
  author={Jason T Hoverman and Rick A. Relyea},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={693-705}
}
Inducible defenses allow prey to modulate their phenotypic responses to the level of predation risk in the environment and reduce the cost of constitutive defenses. Inherent in this statement is that prey must alter their phenotypes during development in order to form these defenses. This has lead many ecologists and evolutionary biologists to call for studies that examine developmental plasticity to provide insights into the importance of development in controlling the trajectories of trait… CONTINUE READING

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