Phenotypic Plasticity in the Sailfin Molly, Poecilia Latipinna (pisces: Poeciliidae). Ii. Laboratory Experiment.

@article{Trexler1990PhenotypicPI,
  title={Phenotypic Plasticity in the Sailfin Molly, Poecilia Latipinna (pisces: Poeciliidae). Ii. Laboratory Experiment.},
  author={Joel C. Trexler and Joseph Travis and Melanie Trexler},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1990},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={157-167}
}
Field studies indicate that the influence of environmental factors on growth rate and size and age at maturity in sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna) is inconsistent over time and suggest that the marked interdemic variation in male body size in this species is the result of genetic variation. However, the role of specific environmental factors in generating phenotypic variation must be studied under controlled conditions unattainable in nature. We raised newborn sailfin mollies from four… CONTINUE READING