Dealing with food and eggs in mouthbrooding cichlids : structural and functional trade-offs in fitness related traits

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tkint, Tim; Verheyen, Erik; De Kegel, Barbara; Helsen, Philippe; Adriaens, Dominique;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3279513, doi: 10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0031117
  • Subject: PARENTAL CARE | Biology and Life Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Organismal Evolution | LAKE VICTORIA | SEXUAL-DIMORPHISM | Veterinary Science | CONSTRUCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY | PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY | Medicine | CONSTRAINTS | Anatomy and Physiology | FISHES TELEOSTEI | Q | R | Evolutionary Biology | Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology | LABRID FISHES | Science | HAPLOCHROMIS-PICEATUS | TREWAVAS 1933 PISCES | Zoology | Human medicine

Abstract: Background: As in any vertebrate, heads of fishes are densely packed with functions. These functions often impose conflicting mechanical demands resulting in trade-offs in the species-specific phenotype. When phenotypical traits are linked to gender-specific p... View more
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