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Trends Ecol Evol. 2012 Oct;27(10):529-31. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.003. Epub 2012 Jul 21.

Metamorphosis and animal personality: a neglected opportunity.

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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Department of the Biology and Ecology of Fishes, 12587 Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

Developmental perspectives represent an underutilized area of animal personality research, in spite of their obvious importance in biology. Animals that undergo metamorphosis are particularly neglected and represent a unique in situ experimental opportunity to study how personality differences are associated with physiological, morphological, or ecological traits over development.

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22824739
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10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.003
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