Evolution of resource allocation between growth and reproduction in animals with indeterminate growth

Heino M & Kaitala V (1999). Evolution of resource allocation between growth and reproduction in animals with indeterminate growth. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 12 (3): 423-429. DOI:10.1046/j.1420-9101.1999.00044.x.

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Abstract

We review the recent theoretical developments explaining the evolution of age-schedules of reproduction in animals with indeterminate growth. Indeterminate growth, i.e. growth that continues past maturation and may continue until the end of life, is characteristic for a large number of invertebrate taxa (e.g. clams, cladocerans and crayfish) and 'lower' vertebrate taxa (e.g. fish, amphibians, lizards and snakes). Many plants also exhibit indeterminate growth, and we liberally include studies focused on plants when they can be interpreted in terms of animal life histories. We focus on different measures used to determine the fittest life histories, on indeterminate growth as a problem of resource allocation and on the effects of environment to the evolution of the resource allocation schemes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Age at maturity; Evolutionary optimality; Indeterminate growth; Resource allocation
Research Programs: Adaptive Dynamics Network (ADN)
Bibliographic Reference: Journal of Evolutionary Biology; 12(3):423-429 (May 1999)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:10
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 13:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5705

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