Transgenerational Effects of Parental Larval Diet on Offspring Development Time, Adult Body Size and Pathogen Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster

@inproceedings{Valtonen2012TransgenerationalEO,
  title={Transgenerational Effects of Parental Larval Diet on Offspring Development Time, Adult Body Size and Pathogen Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Terhi M. Valtonen and Katariina Kangassalo and Mari P{\"o}lkki and Markus J. Rantala},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Environmental conditions experienced by parents are increasingly recognized to affect offspring performance. We set out to investigate the effect of parental larval diet on offspring development time, adult body size and adult resistance to the bacterium Serratia marcescens in Drosophila melanogaster. Flies for the parental generation were raised on either poor or standard diet and then mated in the four possible sex-by-parental diet crosses. Females that were raised on poor food produced… CONTINUE READING
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