Insect Life Cycles: Genetics, Evolution and Co-ordination by Francis GilbertInsect Life Cycles: Genetics, Evolution and Co-ordination by Francis Gilbert

Insect Life Cycles: Genetics, Evolution and Co-ordination

byFrancis Gilbert

Paperback | December 12, 2012

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The International Congress of Entomology holds regular symposia on insect life-cyles every four years. This book arose from papers contributed by most of the speakers at the latest symposium held in Vancouver, BC (Canada), July 1988. This volume provides a diverse array of studies on insect life-cycle evolution which can be broken down into three main levels of approach: (a) comparisons of genetic variation and covariation underlying life-cycle traits; (b) comparisons of variable phenotypes within and among populations of the same and/or related species; and (c) comparisons of habitat-specific traits regardless of relatedness. While the material is particularly relevant to scientists and researchers within this field, both undergraduate and graduate level students will find the material relevant to their studies.
Title:Insect Life Cycles: Genetics, Evolution and Co-ordinationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pagesPublished:December 12, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1447134664

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Table of Contents

From the Contents: Section I: Genetics of Life-Cycle Traits: Evolution of Insect Life-Cycles.- The Role of Genetic Analysis.- Section II: Evolution of Life-Cycle Traits: Use of Selection to Probe Patterns of Pleiotropy in Fitness Characters.- Phenology and Demography in the Pitcher-Plant Mosquito.- Developmental Programmes and Adaptive Syndromes in Insect Life-Cycles.- Coevolution Between Herbivorous Insects and Plants.- Size Phylogeny and Life-History in the Evolution of Feeding Specialization in Insect Predators.- Opportunistic Diapause in the Subtropical Ground Cricket.- Evolution of Mutualistic Life Cycles: Yucca Moths and Fig Wasps.- Testing Hypotheses About the Evolution of the Mean Phenotype in Temporally Variable Environments.- Section III: Coordination of Life-Cycle Traits: Insect Herbivores.- Hervivory and Plant Succession.- Migration and Coordination of Life-Cycles Exemplified by Lygaeidae Bugs.- Competition and Selection in Habitat: The Implications for Insect Life-Cycles.- Facultative and Obligatory Diapause Responses in Three Species of Burnet Moths.- The Present and Future of Insect Life-Cycle Evolution.