Polyphenism in Insects

@article{Simpson2011PolyphenismII,
  title={Polyphenism in Insects},
  author={S. Simpson and G. Sword and N. Lo},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={R738-R749}
}
Polyphenism is the phenomenon where two or more distinct phenotypes are produced by the same genotype. Examples of polyphenism provide some of the most compelling systems for the study of epigenetics. Polyphenisms are a major reason for the success of the insects, allowing them to partition life history stages (with larvae dedicated to feeding and growth, and adults dedicated to reproduction and dispersal), to adopt different phenotypes that best suit predictable environmental changes (seasonal… Expand
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