Natural selection reduces energy metabolism in the garden snail, helix aspersa (cornu aspersum).

@article{Artacho2009NaturalSR,
  title={Natural selection reduces energy metabolism in the garden snail, helix aspersa (cornu aspersum).},
  author={Paulina Artacho and Roberto F Nespolo},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={1044-50}
}
Phenotypic selection is widely recognized as the primary cause of adaptive evolution in natural populations, a fact that has been documented frequently over the last few decades, mainly in morphological and life-history traits. The energetic definition of fitness predicts that natural selection will maximize the residual energy available for growth and reproduction, suggesting that energy metabolism could be a target of selection. To address this problem, we chose the garden snail, Helix… CONTINUE READING

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