Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2)

Integrating Mitochondrial Aerobic Metabolism into Ecology and Evolution

List of Authors: Koch Rebecca E, Buchanan Katherine L, Casagrande Stefania, Crino Ondi, Dowling Damian K, Hill Geoffrey E, Hood Wendy R, McKenzie Matthew, Mariette Mylene M, Noble Daniel WA, Pavlova Alexandra, Seebacher Frank, Sunnucks Paul, Udino Eve, White Craig R, Salin Karine, Stier Antoine

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd. * Trends Journals

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Journal name in source: Trends in ecology & evolution

Journal acronym: Trends Ecol Evol

Volume number: 36

Issue number: 4

ISSN: 0169-5347

eISSN: 1872-8383


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.

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