Genome Research
Dombrovsky, A., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Arthaud, L., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Ledger, T.N., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Tares, S., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Robichon, A., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
The aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum population is composed of different morphs, such as winged and wingless parthenogens, males, and sexual females. The combined effect of reduced photoperiodicity and cold in fall triggers the apparition of sexual morphs. In contrast they reproduce asexually in spring and summer. In our current study, we provide evidence that clonal individuals display phenotypic variability within asexual morph categories. We describe that clones sharing the same morphological features, which arose from the same founder mother, constitute a repertoire of variants with distinct behavioral and physiological traits. Our results suggest that the prevailing environmental conditions influence the recruitment of adaptive phenotypes from a cohort of clonal individuals exhibiting considerable molecular diversity. However, we observed that the variability might be reduced or enhanced by external factors, but is never abolished in accordance with a model of stochastically produced phenotypes. This overall mechanism allows the renewal of colonies from a few adapted individuals that survive drastic episodic changes in a fluctuating environment. © 2009 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
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Profiling the repertoire of phenotypes influenced by environmental cues that occur during asexual reproduction
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Dombrovsky, A., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Arthaud, L., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Ledger, T.N., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Tares, S., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Robichon, A., INRA/CNRS/UNSA University Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 167, Sophia Antipolis 06903, France
Profiling the repertoire of phenotypes influenced by environmental cues that occur during asexual reproduction
The aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum population is composed of different morphs, such as winged and wingless parthenogens, males, and sexual females. The combined effect of reduced photoperiodicity and cold in fall triggers the apparition of sexual morphs. In contrast they reproduce asexually in spring and summer. In our current study, we provide evidence that clonal individuals display phenotypic variability within asexual morph categories. We describe that clones sharing the same morphological features, which arose from the same founder mother, constitute a repertoire of variants with distinct behavioral and physiological traits. Our results suggest that the prevailing environmental conditions influence the recruitment of adaptive phenotypes from a cohort of clonal individuals exhibiting considerable molecular diversity. However, we observed that the variability might be reduced or enhanced by external factors, but is never abolished in accordance with a model of stochastically produced phenotypes. This overall mechanism allows the renewal of colonies from a few adapted individuals that survive drastic episodic changes in a fluctuating environment. © 2009 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
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