Diet composition and social environment determine food consumption, phenotype and fitness in an omnivorous insect

Yeisson Gutiérrez Lopez, Marion Fresch, David Ott, Jens Brockmeyer & Christoph Scherber
Nutrition is the single most important factor for individual’s growth and reproduction. Consequently, the inability to reach the nutritional optimum imposes severe consequences for animal fitness. Yet, under natural conditions organisms may face a mixture of stressors that can modulate the effects of nutritional asymmetry. For instance, stressful environments caused by intense interaction with conspecifics. Here, we subjected the house-cricket Acheta domesticus to i) either of two types of diet that have proven to affect...
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