Z Populations - I

Z Populations - I - 11/13/2009 Fact of the day Remember...

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11/13/2009 1 Fact of the day Remember – what you are is a mix of environment and genetics Use adeno-virus to deliver gene for protein follistatin to impede the action of myostatin , that’s known to inhibit muscle growth And muscular dystrophy And myositis Iteroparity – requires more energy, less efficient - “bet hedging” strategy, when environment variable and unpredictable Semelparity – efficient, all energy committed to reproduction - risky if a bad season lies ahead Life History Strategies Life may adopt different strategies to reproduce – Iteroparity – in successive years or seasons • You, maybe Pileworm ‘r selection’ versus ‘K selection’ r = rapid population growth, high Reproductive output and dispersal - poor competitive ability Life History Strategies ‘r’ selected versus ‘K’ strategy r = rapid population growth, high Reproductive output, dispersal ability - poor competitive ability K = slow population growth, low
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