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    Author(s)Thomas J. DeWitt , Samuel M. Scheiner
    PublisherOxford University Press Inc
    Publish YearJanuary 2004


    Oxford University Press Inc Phenotypic Plasticity Functional And Conceptual Approaches by Thomas J. DeWitt , Samuel M. Scheiner

    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 awide range of researchers on evolution, development, and their interface. 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 ; Index