Juvenile hormone mediates developmental integration between exaggerated traits and supportive traits in the horned flour beetle Gnatocerus cornutus.

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Sexually selected exaggerated traits are often coupled with modifications in other nontarget traits. In insects with weapons, enlargements of nontarget characters that functionally support the weapon often occur (i.e. supportive traits). The support of sexual traits requires developmental coordination among functionally related multiple traits-an explicit… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2012.00554.x

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@article{Okada2012JuvenileHM, title={Juvenile hormone mediates developmental integration between exaggerated traits and supportive traits in the horned flour beetle Gnatocerus cornutus.}, author={Yasukazu Okada and Hiroki Gotoh and Toru Miura and Takahisa Miyatake and Kensuke Okada}, journal={Evolution & development}, year={2012}, volume={14 4}, pages={363-71} }