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Evolution of Social Insect Polyphenism Facilitated by the Sex Differentiation Cascade

Oettler, Jan, Klein, Antonia, Schultner, Eva, Lowak, Helena, Schrader, Lukas, Heinze, Jürgen and Holman, Luke (2016) Evolution of Social Insect Polyphenism Facilitated by the Sex Differentiation Cascade. PLoS Genetics 12 (3), e1005952.

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Abstract

The major transition to eusociality required the evolution of a switch to canalize development into either a reproductive or a helper, the nature of which is currently unknown. Following predictions from the ‘theory of facilitated variation’, we identify sex differentiation pathways as promising candidates because of their pre-adaptation to regulating development of complex phenotypes. We show ...

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Item type:Article
Date:31 March 2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pgen.1005952DOI
Article-ID: e1005952Other
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33626
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