7. Evolution and Development: Onthophagus Beetles and the Evolutionary Development Genetics of Innovation, Allometry and Plasticity

  1. Leigh W. Simmons2 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith3
  1. Armin Moczek

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch7

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Moczek, A. (2011) Evolution and Development: Onthophagus Beetles and the Evolutionary Development Genetics of Innovation, Allometry and Plasticity, in Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles (eds L. W. Simmons and T. J. Ridsdill-Smith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 3

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Biology, Indiana University, 915 E. Third Street, Myers Hall 150, Bloomington, IN 47405-7107, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333152

Online ISBN: 9781444342000

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Keywords:

  • Evolution and Development;
  • Evo-devo and eco-devo;
  • Differential Gel Electrophoresis (DIGE);
  • Distal-less (Dll), aristaless (al), dachshund (dac) homothorax (hth) and extradenticle exd));
  • the roles of nutrition and hormones;
  • O. nigriventris

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evo-devo and eco-devo – a brief introduction

  • Onthophagus beetles as an emerging model system in evo-devo and eco-devo

  • The origin and diversification of novel traits

  • The regulation and evolution of scaling

  • The development, evolution, and consequences of phenotypic plasticity

  • Conclusion