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Rapid Growth in Adolescence Leads to Fewer Offspring, UC-Riverside Biologists Find
July 20, 2010
University of California, Riverside, biologists working on guppies report that rapid growth responses to increased food availability after a period of growth restriction early in life have repercussions in adulthood. Based on their experiments, the biologists found that female guppies that grew rapidly as juveniles produced fewer offspring than usual. The research sheds light on how organisms, including humans, respond to changes in their environment, such as food availability.
University of California, Riverside
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