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dc.contributor.editorPfennig, David W.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T08:10:20Z
dc.date.available2021-04-20T08:10:20Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210420_9781000387575_13
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47881
dc.description.abstractPhenotypic plasticity – the ability of an individual organism to alter its features in direct response to a change in its environment – is ubiquitous. Understanding how and why this phenomenon exists is crucial because it unites all levels of biological inquiry. This book brings together researchers who approach plasticity from diverse perspectives to explore new ideas and recent findings about the causes and consequences of plasticity. Contributors also discuss such controversial topics as how plasticity shapes ecological and evolutionary processes; whether specific plastic responses can be passed to offspring; and whether plasticity has left an important imprint on the history of life. Importantly, each chapter highlights key questions for future research. Drawing on numerous studies of plasticity in natural populations of plants and animals, this book aims to foster greater appreciation for this important, but frequently misunderstood phenomenon. Key Features Written in an accessible style with numerous illustrations, including many in color Reviews the history of the study of plasticity, including Darwin’s views Most chapters conclude with recommendations for future research
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEvolutionary Cell Biology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSA Life sciences: general issues::PSAJ Evolutionen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSB Biochemistry::PSBC Proteinsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSG Microbiology (non-medical)en_US
dc.subject.otherAdaptation
dc.subject.otherDevelopmental Mechanisms
dc.subject.otherEpigenetics
dc.subject.otherOrigins of Novelty
dc.titlePhenotypic Plasticity & Evolution
dc.title.alternativeCauses, Consequences, Controversies
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1201/9780429343001
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781000387575
oapen.relation.isbn9780367357047
oapen.relation.isbn9780367676551
oapen.relation.isbn9780429343001
oapen.imprintCRC Press
oapen.pages436


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