TARSAL ASYMMETRY, NUTRITIONAL CONDITION, AND SURVIVAL IN WATER BOATMEN (CALLICORIXA VULNERATA)

@inproceedings{Nosil2001TARSALAN,
  title={TARSAL ASYMMETRY, NUTRITIONAL CONDITION, AND SURVIVAL IN WATER BOATMEN (CALLICORIXA VULNERATA)},
  author={P. Nosil and T. Reimchen},
  year={2001}
}
  • P. Nosil, T. Reimchen
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • Abstract Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) has been used as a measure of developmental stability and may indicate individual phenotypic or genotypic quality. Using water boatmen (Callicorixa vulnerata) from a natural population, we examined the relationship between tarsal FA (tarsal spine number, tarsal length) and indices of body condition in two habitats. We used body weight and residual body weight (controlling for body length) as indices of condition because experimental food deprivation in water… CONTINUE READING
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