The role of vital dietary biomolecules in eco-evo-devo dynamics

Type Article
Date 2023-01
Language English
Author(s) Závorka LiborORCID1, Blanco Andreu2, Chaguaceda Fernando3, Cucherousset Julien4, Killen Shaun S.5, Liénart Camilla1, 6, Mathieu-Resuge MargauxORCID7, 8, Němec Pavel9, Pilecky Matthias1, 10, Scharnweber Kristin11, Twining Cornelia W.12, Kainz Martin J.1, 10
Affiliation(s) 1 : WasserCluster Lunz – Biologische Station, Inter-university Centre for Aquatic Ecosystem Research, A-3293 Lunz am See, Austria
2 : Centro de Investigación Mariña, Universidade de Vigo, EcoCost, Campus de Vigo, As Lagoas, Marcosende, 36310, Vigo, Spain
3 : Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7050, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
4 : Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique (UMR 5174 EDB), CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, 31062 Toulouse, France
5 : School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine, Graham Kerr Building, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
6 : Tvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki, J.A. Palménin tie 260, Hanko, 10900, Finland
7 : Université de Brest, CNRS, IRD, Ifremer, LEMAR, 29280 Plouzané, Brittany, France
8 : UMR DECOD (Ecosystem Dynamics and Sustainability), Ifremer, INRAE, Institut Agro, Plouzané, France
9 : Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, CZ-12844 Prague, Czech Republic
10 : Danube University Krems, Dr. Karl Dorrek Straße 30, A-3500 Krems, Austria
11 : University of Potsdam, Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation, Am Mühlenberg 3, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
12 : Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution, Eawag – Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Seestrasse 79, CH-6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
Source Trends In Ecology & Evolution (0169-5347) (Elsevier BV), 2023-01 , Vol. 38 , N. 1 , P. 72-84
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2022.08.010
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The physiological dependence of animals on dietary intake of vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids is ubiquitous. Sharp differences in the availability of these vital dietary biomolecules among different resources mean that consumers must adopt a range of strategies to meet their physiological needs. We review the emerging work on omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, focusing predominantly on predator–prey interactions, to illustrate that trade-off between capacities to consume resources rich in vital biomolecules and internal synthesis capacity drives differences in phenotype and fitness of consumers. This can then feedback to impact ecosystem functioning. We outline how focus on vital dietary biomolecules in eco-eco-devo dynamics can improve our understanding of anthropogenic changes across multiple levels of biological organization.

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Závorka Libor, Blanco Andreu, Chaguaceda Fernando, Cucherousset Julien, Killen Shaun S., Liénart Camilla, Mathieu-Resuge Margaux, Němec Pavel, Pilecky Matthias, Scharnweber Kristin, Twining Cornelia W., Kainz Martin J. (2023). The role of vital dietary biomolecules in eco-evo-devo dynamics. Trends In Ecology & Evolution, 38(1), 72-84. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :