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- DIAMANTIDIS, ALEXANDROS D.; CAREY, JAMES R.; NAKAS, CHRISTOS T.; PAPADOPOULOS, NIKOS T.
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 2011 v.102 no.2 pp. 334-345
- Ceratitis capitata; captive animals; domestication; evolution; habitats; invasive species; life history; longevity; mortality; reproduction; Greece; Guatemala; Hawaii; Kenya; Portugal
- ... Geographically isolated populations of a species may differ in several aspects of life history, morphology, behaviour and genetic structure as a result of adaptation in ecologically diverse habitats. We used a global invasive species, the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), to investigate whether adaptation to a novel environment differs among geographically isolated populations that vary in major l ...
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- MORENO, JUAN; SOLER, JUAN J.
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 2011 v.102 no.2 pp. 440-454
- Passeriformes; adults; birds; breeding; diet; forest habitats; juveniles; life history; nests; phylogeny; pigments; plumage; predation; regression analysis; risk; sexual dimorphism; winter
- ... Juveniles of many avian species possess a spotted or mottled body plumage that is visually distinct from the plumage of adults. In other species, however, juveniles fledge with a body plumage that is just a pale representation of adult female plumage. The reasons for this variation are poorly understood. Several hypotheses concerning social (parent-offspring, adult-juvenile, juvenile-juvenile), ec ...