Phenotypic Plasticity: Functional and Conceptual Approaches

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Thomas J. DeWitt, Samuel M. Scheiner
Oxford University Press, Jan 15, 2004 - Science - 272 pages
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Phenotypic plasticity is the range and process of variation in body plan and physiology. This book pulls together recent theoretical advances in phenotypic plasticity, as influenced by evolution and development. The editors and the chapter authors are among the leaders of this exciting and active subfield. The volume begins with a primer on the basic principles of the subject, and companion chapters on phenotypic plasticity in plants and animals. Of interest to a wide range of researchers on evolution, development, and their interface.
 

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Contents

Phenotypic Variation from Single Genotypes A Primer
1
From the Reaktionsnorm to the Evolution of Adaptive Plasticity A Historical Sketch 19091999
10
Genetics and Mechanics of Plasticity
31
Evolution of Reaction Norms
50
Evolutionary Importance and Pattern of Phenotypic Plasticity Insights Gained from Development
64
Modeling the Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity
82
Integrated Solutions to Environmental Heterogeneity Theory of Multimoment Reaction Norms
98
A Behavioral Ecological View of Phenotypic Plasticity
112
Patterns and Analysis of Adaptive Phenotypic Plasticity in Animals
126
The Functional Ecology of Phenotypic Plasticity in Plants
151
The GenotypeEnvironment Interaction and Evolution When the Environment Contains Genes
173
The Role of Phenotypic Plasticity in Diversification
191
Future Research Directions
201
References
207
Index
245
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