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The Resource Mechanisms of life history evolution : the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs, edited by Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, (electronic resource)

Mechanisms of life history evolution : the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs, edited by Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, (electronic resource)

Label
Mechanisms of life history evolution : the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs
Title
Mechanisms of life history evolution
Title remainder
the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Life history theory seeks to explain the evolution of the major features of life cycles by analyzing the ecological factors that shape age-specific schedules of growth, reproduction, and survival and by investigating the trade-offs that constrain the evolution of these traits. Although life history theory has made enormous progress in explaining the diversity of life history strategies among species, it traditionally ignores the underlying proximate mechanisms. This novel book argues that many fundamental problems in life history evolution, including the nature of trade-offs, can only be fully resolved if we begin to integrate information on developmental, physiological, and genetic mechanisms into the classical life history framework. Each chapter is written by an established or up-and-coming leader in their respective field; they not only represent the state of the art but also offer fresh perspectives for future research. The text is divided into 7 sections that cover basic concepts (Part 1), the mechanisms that affect different parts of the life cycle (growth, development, and maturation; reproduction; and aging and somatic maintenance) (Parts 2-4), life history plasticity (Part 5), life history integration and trade-offs (Part 6), and concludes with a synthesis chapter written by a prominent leader in the field and an editorial postscript (Part 7)."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Dewey number
571.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
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  • Flatt, Thomas
  • Heyland, Andreas
Series statement
Oxford biology
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  • Life cycles (Biology)
  • Evolutionary genetics
Label
Mechanisms of life history evolution : the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs, edited by Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-468) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Integrating mechanistic and evolutionary analysis of life history variation / Christian Braendle, Andreas Heyland, and Thomas Flatt -- Genomic insights into life history evolution / Derek A. Roff -- Emerging patterns in the regulation and evolution of marine invertebrate settlement and metamorphosis / Andreas Heyland, Adam M. Reitzel, and Sandie Degnan -- Evolution and the regulation of growth and body size / Alexander W. Shingleton -- The genetic and endocrine basis for the evolution of metamorphosis in insects / Deniz F. Erezylimaz -- Thyroidal regulation of life history transitions in fish / Richard G. Manzon -- Hormone regulation and the evolution of frog metamorphic diversity / Daniel Buchholz [and others] -- Asexual reproduction in cnidaria: comparative developmental processes and candidate mechanisms / Adam M. Reitzel, Derek Stefanik, and John R. Finnerty -- The genetics and evolution of flowering time variation in plants: identifying genes that control a key life history transition / Joshua A. Banta and Michael D. Purugganan
  • Mechanisms of nutrient dependent reproduction in dipteran insects / Alan O. Bergland -- Mechanisms underlying reproductive trade-offs: costs of reproduction / Dominic A. Edward and Tracey Chapman -- Patterns and processes of human life history evolution / Michael P. Muehlenbein and Mark V. Flinn -- Parallels in understanding the endocrine control of lifespan with the firebug Pyrrhocoris apterus and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster / Magdalena Hodkova and Marc Tatar -- The genetics of dietary modulation of lifespan / Johannes H. Bauer and Stephen L. Helfand -- Molecular stress pathways and the evolution of life histories in reptiles / Tonia S. Schwartz and Anne M. Bronikowski -- Mechanisms of aging in human populations / Maris Kuningas and Rudi G.J. Westendorp -- Mechanisms underlying feeding-structure plasticity in echinoderm larvae / Benjamin G. Miner
  • Evolution and mechanisms of insect reproductive diapause, a plastic and pleiotropic life history syndrome / Paul S. Schmidt -- Seasonal polyphenisms and environmentally-induced plasticity in the Lepidoptera -- the coordinated evolution of many traits on multiple levels / Paul M. Brakefield and Bas J. Zwaan -- Honey bee life history plasticity -- development, behavior, and aging / Brenda Rascón [and others] -- Molecular mechanisms of life history trade-offs and the evolution of multicellular complexity in volvocalean green algae / Aurora M. Nedelcu and Richard E. Michod -- Molecular basis of life history regulation in C. elegans and other organisms / Birgit Gerisch and Adam Antebi -- The costs of immunity and the evolution of immunological defense mechanisms / Kurt A. McKean and Brian P. Lazzaro
  • Intermediary metabolism and the biochemical-molecular basis of life history variation and trade-offs in two insect models / Anthony J. Zera and Lawrence G. Harshman -- Epistatic social and endocrine networks and the evolution of life history trade-offs and plasticity / Lesley T. Lancaster and Barry Sinervo -- Hormonally-regulated trade-offs: evolutionary variability and phenotypic plasticity in testosterone signaling pathways / Michaela Hau and John C. Wingfield -- Does impressive progress on understanding mechanisms advance life history theory? / Stephen C. Stearns -- What mechanistic insights can or cannot contribute to life history evolution -- an exchange between Stearns, Heyland, and Flatt / Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, and Stephen C. Stearns
Control code
ocn761693542
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 478 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191621413
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unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761693542
Label
Mechanisms of life history evolution : the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs, edited by Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-468) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Integrating mechanistic and evolutionary analysis of life history variation / Christian Braendle, Andreas Heyland, and Thomas Flatt -- Genomic insights into life history evolution / Derek A. Roff -- Emerging patterns in the regulation and evolution of marine invertebrate settlement and metamorphosis / Andreas Heyland, Adam M. Reitzel, and Sandie Degnan -- Evolution and the regulation of growth and body size / Alexander W. Shingleton -- The genetic and endocrine basis for the evolution of metamorphosis in insects / Deniz F. Erezylimaz -- Thyroidal regulation of life history transitions in fish / Richard G. Manzon -- Hormone regulation and the evolution of frog metamorphic diversity / Daniel Buchholz [and others] -- Asexual reproduction in cnidaria: comparative developmental processes and candidate mechanisms / Adam M. Reitzel, Derek Stefanik, and John R. Finnerty -- The genetics and evolution of flowering time variation in plants: identifying genes that control a key life history transition / Joshua A. Banta and Michael D. Purugganan
  • Mechanisms of nutrient dependent reproduction in dipteran insects / Alan O. Bergland -- Mechanisms underlying reproductive trade-offs: costs of reproduction / Dominic A. Edward and Tracey Chapman -- Patterns and processes of human life history evolution / Michael P. Muehlenbein and Mark V. Flinn -- Parallels in understanding the endocrine control of lifespan with the firebug Pyrrhocoris apterus and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster / Magdalena Hodkova and Marc Tatar -- The genetics of dietary modulation of lifespan / Johannes H. Bauer and Stephen L. Helfand -- Molecular stress pathways and the evolution of life histories in reptiles / Tonia S. Schwartz and Anne M. Bronikowski -- Mechanisms of aging in human populations / Maris Kuningas and Rudi G.J. Westendorp -- Mechanisms underlying feeding-structure plasticity in echinoderm larvae / Benjamin G. Miner
  • Evolution and mechanisms of insect reproductive diapause, a plastic and pleiotropic life history syndrome / Paul S. Schmidt -- Seasonal polyphenisms and environmentally-induced plasticity in the Lepidoptera -- the coordinated evolution of many traits on multiple levels / Paul M. Brakefield and Bas J. Zwaan -- Honey bee life history plasticity -- development, behavior, and aging / Brenda Rascón [and others] -- Molecular mechanisms of life history trade-offs and the evolution of multicellular complexity in volvocalean green algae / Aurora M. Nedelcu and Richard E. Michod -- Molecular basis of life history regulation in C. elegans and other organisms / Birgit Gerisch and Adam Antebi -- The costs of immunity and the evolution of immunological defense mechanisms / Kurt A. McKean and Brian P. Lazzaro
  • Intermediary metabolism and the biochemical-molecular basis of life history variation and trade-offs in two insect models / Anthony J. Zera and Lawrence G. Harshman -- Epistatic social and endocrine networks and the evolution of life history trade-offs and plasticity / Lesley T. Lancaster and Barry Sinervo -- Hormonally-regulated trade-offs: evolutionary variability and phenotypic plasticity in testosterone signaling pathways / Michaela Hau and John C. Wingfield -- Does impressive progress on understanding mechanisms advance life history theory? / Stephen C. Stearns -- What mechanistic insights can or cannot contribute to life history evolution -- an exchange between Stearns, Heyland, and Flatt / Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, and Stephen C. Stearns
Control code
ocn761693542
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 478 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191621413
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761693542

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