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The effect of water on fitness and mating in seed beetles

Zhang, Zhuzhi


How animals adapt to environmental stress has long been of concern. Studies looking at effects of resource limitation often focus on food. However, water is also essential for life and can be limited in the environment. Despite this, little is known about how water availability affects the life history and mating traits of animals. Here, I use the seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus, to explore how water availability affects oviposition preferences of mothers and the development of their...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/3X7X-FC06


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