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Poor Start in Life Need not Spell Doom in Adulthood
October 21, 2010
A biology graduate student at the University of California, Riverside, reports that how individuals fare as adults is not simply a passive consequence of the limits that early conditions may impose on them. Studying how adult Trinidadian guppies responded to their early food conditions, Sonya Auer found that the guppies had compensated for a poor start in life in unexpected, and potentially adaptive, ways by being flexible in their growth and reproductive strategies.
University of California, Riverside
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