Title: Metamorphosis offsets the link between larval stress, adult asymmetry and individual quality
Authors: Campero, Melina ×
De Block, Marjan
Ollevier, Frans
Stoks, Robby #
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications
Series Title: Functional ecology vol:22 issue:2 pages:271-277
Abstract: 1. It is poorly understood which traits translate larval stressors into adult fitness in animals where larval and adult stages are separated by metamorphosis. Although fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is often assumed to do so, especially in insects the relationship between larval stress, adult FA and individual quality is often absent. One suggested hypothesis for this is the higher mortality of low quality (hence more asymmetric) animals during metamorphosis (i.e. developmental selection hypothesis).
ISSN: 0269-8463
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (-)
Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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