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Does thermoregulatory behavior maximize reproductive fitness of natural isolates of Caenorhabditis elegans?

Jennifer L Anderson1, Lori Albergotti14, Barbara Ellebracht2, Raymond B Huey3 and Patrick C Phillips1*

  • * Corresponding author: Patrick C Phillips pphil@uoregon.edu

  • † Equal contributors

Author Affiliations

1 Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97402, USA

2 Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA

3 Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

4 Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:157  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-157

Published: 6 June 2011

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Fig. S1. Temperature-dependent fitness response in the standard lab strain N2.

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Fig. S2. Temperature dependence of Lifetime Reproductive Success (LRS) in four strains of C. elegans.

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Fig. S3. Temperature dependence of the intrinsic rate of increase (r) in four strains of C. elegans.

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