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Ecosystem recovery after climatic extremes enhanced by genotypic diversity.
- T. Reusch, A. Ehlers, A. Hämmerli, B. Worm
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 22 February 2005
It is shown that genotypic diversity can replace the role of species diversity in a species-poor coastal ecosystem, and it may buffer against extreme climatic events, and the importance of maintaining genetic as well as species diversity to enhance ecosystem resilience in a world of increasing uncertainty.
Adaptive evolution of a key phytoplankton species to ocean acidification
It is suggested that contemporary evolution could help to maintain the functionality of microbial processes at the base of marine food webs in the face of global change.
Female sticklebacks count alleles in a strategy of sexual selection explaining MHC polymorphism
It is argued that there are two (non-exclusive) strategies for MHC-related sexual selection, representing solutions to two different problems: inbreeding avoidance and parasite resistance.
Multiple parasites are driving major histocompatibility complex polymorphism in the wild
Abstract Parasite mediated selection may result in arms races between host defence and parasite virulence. In particular, simultaneous infections from multiple parasite species should cause…
North Atlantic phylogeography and large‐scale population differentiation of the seagrass Zostera marina L.
The identification of a high genetic diversity hotspot in Northern Europe provides a basis for restoration decisions and links between historical and contemporary processes are discussed in terms of the projected effects of climate change on coastal marine plants.
Mate choice decisions of stickleback females predictably modified by MHC peptide ligands.
- M. Milinski, S. Griffiths, K. M. Wegner, T. Reusch, A. Haas-Assenbaum, T. Boehm
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 22 March 2005
It is suggested that female sticklebacks use evolutionarily conserved structural features of MHC peptide ligands to evaluate MHC diversity of their prospective mating partners.
The genome of the seagrass Zostera marina reveals angiosperm adaptation to the sea
The genome of Zostera marina, the first, to the authors' knowledge, marine angiosperm to be fully sequenced, reveals unique insights into the genomic losses and gains involved in achieving the structural and physiological adaptations required for its marine lifestyle.
Climate change in the oceans: evolutionary versus phenotypically plastic responses of marine animals and plants
- T. Reusch
- Environmental Science, BiologyEvolutionary Applications
- 14 October 2013
This review focuses largely on the potential for adaptive evolution in marine animals and plants and recommends initiation and analyses of observational and experimental temporal studies encompassing diverse phenotypic traits.
Severe tissue damage in Atlantic cod larvae under increasing ocean acidification
Ocean acidification, caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 (refs 1, 2, 3), is one of the most critical anthropogenicthreats to marine life. Changes in seawater carbonate chemistry…