Intra- and Trans-Generational Costs of Reduced Female Body Size Caused by Food Limitation Early in Life in Mites

@inproceedings{Walzer2013IntraAT,
  title={Intra- and Trans-Generational Costs of Reduced Female Body Size Caused by Food Limitation Early in Life in Mites},
  author={Andreas Walzer and Peter Schausberger},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Food limitation early in life may be compensated for by developmental plasticity resulting in accelerated development enhancing survival at the expense of small adult body size. However and especially for females in non-matching maternal and offspring environments, being smaller than the standard may incur considerable intra- and trans-generational costs. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Here, we evaluated the costs of small female body size induced by food limitation early in life… CONTINUE READING

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