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dc.contributor.authorMorrison, C
dc.contributor.authorHero, JM
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-12T04:05:14Z
dc.date.available2018-10-12T04:05:14Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2011-09-22T06:46:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-1511
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6030
dc.description.abstractAltitudinal variation in larval growth and development rates in low-and high-altitude pop­ulations of two subtropical species of frog, Litoria chloris and Litoria pearsoniana was examfoed jn the field using reciprocal transplant experiments. The larvae of both species raised al high altitudes (regardless of tadpole origin) had slower development rates than larvae raised at low altitudes. Slower growth rates were found in larvae from high altitudes in L. chloris, whereas a similar (but not significant) trend was recorded in L. pearsoniana. Despite slower growth rates overall, tadpoles raised at high altitudes tended to be larger at each Cosner Development Stage than those raised at low altitudes independent of tadpole origin. These results suggest that most of the variation in growth and development rates in the two species was caused by environmental factors (water temperature) rather than genetic or maternal factors. Tadpole survival in either species did not appear to be significantly affected by environmental or genetic factors in this study.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSociety for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
dc.publisher.placeUSA
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ssarherps.org/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom59
dc.relation.ispartofpageto64
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Herpetology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Archaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological Applications
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode21
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0501
dc.titleAltitudinal variation in growth and development rates of tadpoles of Litoria chloris and Litoria pearsoniana in southeast Queensland, Australia.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPublished
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2003 SSAR. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2003
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gro.griffith.authorHero, Jean-Marc
gro.griffith.authorMorrison, Claire
gro.griffith.authorMorrison, Clare C.


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