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Christopher J. Austin and Amanda J. Moehring Optimal temperature range of a plastic species, Drosophila simulans Journal of Animal Ecology 82

Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12041

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Some species use phenotypic plasticity (rather than genetic adaptation) to survive shifting environments. (i) This is the first study to examine the relative fitness of a ‘plastic’ species. (ii) Even knowing this species is ‘plastic,’ we found a shockingly wide range of temperatures at which this species performs optimally.

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