5 years ago

Phenotypic plasticity and developmental innovations in nematodes

Developmental plasticity has been implicated as a facilitator for phenotypic diversification, but the molecular mechanisms controlling it are largely unknown. We review recent comparative analyses in non-Caenorhabditis nematodes that display polyphenisms in larval development, mouth morphology and reproductive mode. Some of the challenges ahead will be to connect how these phenotypic traits are linked to each other at the molecular level, and at the ecological level. This will require sampling of several nematode species, the characterization of their ecology and the employment of both classical genetics and recently developed technological advances, such as genome editing.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0959437X16300570

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.