Life-History Consequences of Adaptation to Larval Nutritional Stress in Drosophila

@inproceedings{Kolss2009LifeHistoryCO,
  title={Life-History Consequences of Adaptation to Larval Nutritional Stress in Drosophila},
  author={Munjong Kolss and Roshan Kumar Vijendravarma and Geraldine Schwaller and Tadeusz J. Kawecki},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2009}
}
Many animal species face periods of chronic nutritional stress during which the individuals must continue to develop, grow, and/or reproduce despite low quantity or quality of food. Here, we use experimental evolution to study adaptation to such chronic nutritional stress in six replicate Drosophila melanogaster populations selected for the ability to survive and develop within a limited time on a very poor larval food. In unselected control populations, this poor food resulted in 20% lower egg… 

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