MATERNAL EFFECTS IN THE SOFT SCALE INSECT SAISSETIA COFFEAE (HEMIPTERA: COCCIDAE)

@inproceedings{Spitzer2004MATERNALEI,
  title={MATERNAL EFFECTS IN THE SOFT SCALE INSECT SAISSETIA COFFEAE (HEMIPTERA: COCCIDAE)},
  author={Brian W. Spitzer},
  year={2004}
}
Effects of maternal environment on offspring performance have been documented frequently in herbivorous insects. Despite this, very few cases exist in which exposure of parent insects to a resource causes the phenotype of their offspring to be adjusted in a manner that is adaptive for that resource, a phenomenon called adaptive transgenerational phenotypic plasticity. I performed a two-generation reciprocal cross-transplant experiment in the field with the soft scale insect Saissetia coffeae… 

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