Teaching an old jaw new tricks: diet-induced plasticity in a model organism from weaning to adulthood.

@article{Scott2014TeachingAO,
  title={Teaching an old jaw new tricks: diet-induced plasticity in a model organism from weaning to adulthood.},
  author={Jeremiah E Scott and Kevin R. McAbee and Meghan M Eastman and Matthew J. Ravosa},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 Pt 22},
  pages={4099-107}
}
Many organisms exhibit a decrease in the ability to modify their phenotypes in response to shifts in environmental conditions as they mature. Such age-dependent plasticity has important implications in a variety of evolutionary and ecological contexts, particularly with respect to understanding adaptive responses to heterogeneous environments. In this study, we used experimental diet manipulation to examine the life-history trajectory of plasticity in the feeding complex of a model organism… CONTINUE READING
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