Plasticity of size and growth in fluctuating thermal environments: comparing reaction norms and performance curves.

@article{Kingsolver2004PlasticityOS,
  title={Plasticity of size and growth in fluctuating thermal environments: comparing reaction norms and performance curves.},
  author={Joel G Kingsolver and Rima Izem and Gregory J Ragland},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={450-60}
}
Ectothermic animals exhibit two distinct kinds of plasticity in response to temperature: Thermal performance curves (TPCs), in which an individual's performance (e.g., growth rate) varies in response to current temperature; and developmental reaction norms (DRNs), in which the trait value (e.g., adult body size or development time) of a genotype varies in response to developmental temperatures experienced over some time period during development. Here we explore patterns of genetic variation… CONTINUE READING