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Integrating mitochondrial aerobic metabolism into ecology and evolution

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posted on 01.04.2021, 00:00 authored by Rebecca E Koch, Kate BuchananKate Buchanan, Stefania Casagrande, Ondi Crino, Damian K Dowling, Geoffrey E Hill, Wendy R Hood, Matthew McKenzieMatthew McKenzie, Mylene MarietteMylene Mariette, Daniel W A Noble, Alexandra Pavlova, Frank Seebacher, Paul Sunnucks, Eve Udino, Craig R White, Karine Salin, Antoine Stier
Biologists have long appreciated the critical role that energy turnover plays in understanding variation in performance and fitness among individuals. Whole-organism metabolic studies have provided key insights into fundamental ecological and evolutionary processes. However, constraints operating at subcellular levels, such as those operating within the mitochondria, can also play important roles in optimizing metabolism over different energetic demands and time scales. Herein, we explore how mitochondrial aerobic metabolism influences different aspects of organismal performance, such as through changing adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. We consider how such insights have advanced our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning key ecological and evolutionary processes, from variation in life-history traits to adaptation to changing thermal conditions, and we highlight key areas for future research.

History

Journal

Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Volume

36

Issue

4

Pagination

321 - 332

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Oxford, Eng.

ISSN

0169-5347

eISSN

1872-8383

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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