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For many species, migration evolves to allow organisms to access better resources. However, the proximate factors that trigger these developmental changes, and how and why these vary across species, remain

For many species, migration evolves to allow organisms to access better resources. However, the proximate factors that trigger these developmental changes, and how and why these vary across species, remain poorly understood. One prominent hypothesis is that poor-quality food promotes development of migratory phenotypes and this has been clearly shown for some polyphenic insects. In other animals, particularly long-distance bird migrants, it is clear that high-quality food is required to prepare animals for a successful migration.

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    • 2017-06-07
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1098/rsos.161039
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      2054-5703
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    Cease, A. J., Harrison, J. F., Hao, S., Niren, D. C., Zhang, G., Kang, L., & Elser, J. J. (2017). Nutritional imbalance suppresses migratory phenotypes of the Mongolian locust ( Oedaleus asiaticus ). Royal Society Open Science, 4(6), 161039. doi:10.1098/rsos.161039

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