The evolution of transgenerational integration of information in heterogeneous environments.

  title={The evolution of transgenerational integration of information in heterogeneous environments.},
  author={Olof Leimar and John McNamara},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={185 3},
An organism's phenotype can be influenced by maternal cues and directly perceived environmental cues, as well as by its genotype at polymorphic loci, which can be interpreted as a genetic cue. In fluctuating environments, natural selection favors organisms that efficiently integrate different sources of information about the likely success of phenotypic alternatives. In such situations, it can be beneficial to pass on maternal cues that offspring can respond to. A maternal cue could be based on… CONTINUE READING
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