Testing the beneficial acclimation hypothesis : temperature effects on mating success in a butterfly

  title={Testing the beneficial acclimation hypothesis : temperature effects on mating success in a butterfly},
  author={Thorin L. Geister and Klaus Fischer},
Traditionally, it has been assumed that all acclimation changes to the phenotype enhance the performance of an individual organism in the environment in which those changes were induced (beneficial acclimation hypothesis [BAH]), a theory that has been repeatedly challenged in recent years. We here use a full-factorial design with 2 developmental and 2 acclimation temperatures to test their effects on reproductive performance in the tropical butterfly, Bicyclus anynana. Competition experiments… CONTINUE READING
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