Journal article

Rates and Patterns of Laboratory Adaptation in (Mostly) Insects

Ary A Hoffmann, Perran A Ross

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Insects and other invertebrates can readily adapt to a range of environmental conditions and these include conditions used in artificial rearing. This can lead to problems when mass rearing insects and mites for release as biocontrol agents or in sterile insect control programs, and when using laboratory strains to understand field population dynamics. Laboratory adaptation experiments also help to understand potential rates of trait evolution and repeatability of evolutionary changes. Here, we review evidence for laboratory adaptation across invertebrates, contrasting different taxonomic groups and providing estimates of the rate of evolutionary change across trait classes. These estimates ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Michael Morrissey (School of Biology, University of St. Andrews) for comments on a previous version of the manuscript. Ary Hoffmann was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellowship (1118640) and Programme Grant (1037003) during this research. Perran Ross was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.