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;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: volume 7,issue 2issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3279513, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031117
  • Subject: PARENTAL CARE | Research Article | Biology | Organismal Evolution | Biology and Life Sciences | LAKE VICTORIA | Veterinary Science | SEXUAL-DIMORPHISM | CONSTRUCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY | Medicine | PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY | CONSTRAINTS | Anatomy and Physiology | FISHES TELEOSTEI | Q | R | Evolutionary Biology | Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology | Science | LABRID FISHES | HAPLOCHROMIS-PICEATUS | TREWAVAS 1933 PISCES | Zoology

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 parental be... View more
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