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Streambed microstructure predicts evolution of development and life history mode in the plethodontid salamander Eurycea tynerensis

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Title
Streambed microstructure predicts evolution of development and life history mode in the plethodontid salamander Eurycea tynerensis
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BMC Biology, March 2006
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-4-6
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Ronald M Bonett, Paul T Chippindale

Abstract

Habitat variation strongly influences the evolution of developmentally flexible traits, and may drive speciation and diversification. The plethodontid salamander Eurycea tynerensis is endemic to the geologically diverse Ozark Plateau of south-central North America, and comprises both strictly aquatic paedomorphic populations (achieving reproductive maturity while remaining in the larval form) and more terrestrial metamorphic populations. The switch between developmental modes has occurred many times, but populations typically exhibit a single life history mode. This unique system offers an opportunity to study the specific ecological circumstances under which alternate developmental and life history modes evolve. We use phylogenetic independent contrasts to test for relationships between a key microhabitat feature (streambed sediment) and this major life history polymorphism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 7%
Portugal 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 36 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 19%
Researcher 7 17%
Student > Master 6 14%
Other 5 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 10%
Other 7 17%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 48%
Environmental Science 9 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Psychology 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 5 12%

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