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Titolo:
Life in the puddle: behavioural and life-cycle adaptations in the Diptera of tropical rain pools
Autore:
McLachlan, A; Ladle, R;
Indirizzi:
Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne, Dept Marine Sci & Coastal Management, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, Tyne & Wear, England Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne NewcastleUpon Tyne Tyne & Wear England NE1 7RU Napier Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, Midlothian, Scotland Napier Univ Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland EH10 5DT , Midlothian, Scotland
Titolo Testata:
BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS
fascicolo: 3, volume: 76, anno: 2001,
pagine: 377 - 388
SICI:
1464-7931(200108)76:3<377:LITPBA>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BODY-SIZE; EPHEMERAL HABITATS; SEXUAL DIMORPHISM; MIDGES DIPTERA; MATING SUCCESS; CHIRONOMIDAE; STRATEGIES; SELECTION; DWELLERS; INSECT;
Keywords:
adaptation; rain puddles; Diptera; habitat predictability;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
82
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: McLachlan, A Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne, Dept Marine Sci & Coastal Management, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, Tyne & Wear, England Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne & Wear England NE1 7RU
Citazione:
A. McLachlan e R. Ladle, "Life in the puddle: behavioural and life-cycle adaptations in the Diptera of tropical rain pools", BIOL REV, 76(3), 2001, pp. 377-388

Abstract

Puddles of rain water on the surfaces of rock exposures are a little knownbut very common habitat for freshwater-dwelling animals. In Africa, these are inhabited by the larvae of two taxa of fly unique to these pools. One of these includes species able to survive dry periods in situ; the other includes species that must reach adulthood and migrate to survive periods whenthe pool is dry. Hence, the opportunity exists for a comparative study of adaptation among these species. Since puddles are small, our principal method in the study of adaptation has been the experimental manipulation of puddles and their faunas in the wild. Using this method we were able to identify the spatial consistency of pools and their unpredictable duration duringthe rainy season as the main selective pressure shaping adaptation. Adaptations include diapause and adaptive adjustment of the life cycle. It is thesecond of these that provides the focus of our interest here.

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