Size matters in insects: An introduction

Leo W. Beukeboom*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Body size is a major determinant of fitness in insects. Adult size is affected by egg size, larval nutrition, and developmental conditions, but it also has a genetic basis. This special issue addresses how environmental and genetic factors affect body size in a range of insect species, with a specific focus on how size translates into fitness. Such knowledge is relevant for insect mass rearing programs that aim to maximize individual size.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)2-3
Aantal pagina's2
TijdschriftEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - jan-2018

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