Phenotypic Plasticity

Phenotypic Plasticity : Functional and Conceptual Approaches

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous figures and halftones
  • 0195138961
  • 9780195138962
  • 1,988,507

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This book brings a comprehensive and present summary of phenotypic plasticity that will be good for those who are already close to this field as well for those who want to start. * Folia Geobotanica *show more

Table of contents

Dedication ; Acknowledgements ; Preface ; Contents ; Contributors ; 1. Phenotypic variation from single genotypes: a primer ; 2. From the reaktionsnorm to the evolution of adaptive plasticity: a historical sketch, 1909-1995 ; 3. Genetics and mechanics of plasticity ; 4. Evolution of reaction norms ; 5. Evolutionary importance and pattern of phenotypic plasticity: insights gained from development ; 6. Models of reaction norm evolution ; 7. Integrated solutions to environmental heterogeneity: theory of multimoment reaction norms ; 8. A behavioral ecological view of phenotypic plasticity ; 9. Patterns and analysis of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in animals ; 10. Plasticity and the functional ecology of plants ; 11. The genotype-environment interaction and evolution when the environment contains genes ; 12. The role of phenotypic plasticity in evolutionary diversification ; 13. Future research directions ; References ; Indexshow more