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Evolution of life histories

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Evolution of life histories

Postby Bernd90 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:34 pm

Hey guys,

Got another question :D

What can you tell me about the evolution of life histories? <-- If my professor is going to ask me this question during my oral exam, I really don´t have a clue what to answer.

If there is someone with an idea or suggestion I´d be happy to read it :)

Many thanks,

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Postby JackBean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:55 pm

What's supposed to be life histories?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:33 am

what are the advantages of each? for example, look up "r-selected organisms" and "k-selected organisms." Each of these have distinct trade offs involving energy and success of passing on genes.
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Re: Evolution of life histories

Postby adithya528 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:29 am

I feel the purpose of life histories is the "want" and "desire" to live and establish in each individual...thats the only thing which resulted in "today"
hope you get what i said :)
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Re: Evolution of life histories

Postby Bernd90 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:19 am

Hey guys,

Thanks for your advice. Particularly mentioning r- and k- strategists was a good point I believe :)

However, what I actually wanted to find out about is whether there is a list of evolutionary stages that shows how different life histories came about.

I hope you know what I mean. Please feel free to write whatever you find helpful regarding my problem.

Thanks again ;)
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