publication . Other literature type . Article . 1982

The genetic basis of altitudinal variation in the wood frog Rana sylvatica II. An experimental analysis of larval development

Keith A. Berven;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1982
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The variation in larval developmental patterns in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica, along an elevation gradient of 1,000 m was experimentally studied. Larval populations at high elevation ponds had lower growth rates, developmental rates and were larger at all stages (including metamorphic climax) than larval populations developing in low elevation ponds. There was considerable variation among ponds within each elevation in both the length of the larval period and size at metamorphic climax. Reciprocal transplant experiments and controlled laboratory experiments revealed that most of the observed variation between high and low elevation populations could be explain...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungiparasitic diseases
free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Maternal effect, Ontogeny, Environmental effect, Ecology, Rana sylvatica, biology.organism_classification, biology, Elevation, Botany, Climax, Metamorphosis, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Larva
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1982

The genetic basis of altitudinal variation in the wood frog Rana sylvatica II. An experimental analysis of larval development

Keith A. Berven;