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Unpublished Paper
The Effects of Egg-incubation Temperature on Growth and Survival of Hatchling Painted Turtles
Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
  • Daniel Warner, Iowa State University
  • Timothy Mitchell, Iowa State University
  • Fredric J. Janzen, II, Iowa State University
Farm
Horticulture Station
Extension Number
RFR A1009
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Abstract

The environmental conditions that reptile embryos experience during development have profound effects on many offspring traits. For example, incubation temperature affects offspring body size, growth rate, running performance, and even gender—all phenotypic traits that are important for survival and reproduction (i.e., fitness). Although these effects on fitness-related traits are well known, very few studies have evaluated the long-term consequences of incubation temperature on survival and reproduction, particularly in long-lived species.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Daniel Warner, Timothy Mitchell and Fredric J. Janzen. "The Effects of Egg-incubation Temperature on Growth and Survival of Hatchling Painted Turtles" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fredric-janzen/4/