Journal article

Learning ability and longevity: a symmetrical evolutionary trade-off in Drosophila

  • Burger, Joep M. S. Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland - Section of Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Kolss, Munjong University of Bielefeld, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Germany - Section of Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Pont, Juliette Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland - Section of Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Kawecki, Tadeusz J. Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland - Section of Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    2008
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  • Evolution. - 2008, vol. 62, no. 6, p. 1294–1304
English Learning ability can be substantially improved by artificial selection in animals ranging from Drosophila to rats. Thus these species have not used their evolutionary potential with respect to learning ability, despite intuitively expected and experimentally demonstrated adaptive advantages of learning. This suggests that learning is costly, but this notion has rarely been tested. Here we... Show more…
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Faculté des sciences
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Biologie
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  • English
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Biology
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