Adaptation to an extraordinary environment by evolution of phenotypic plasticity and genetic assimilation.

@article{Lande2009AdaptationTA,
  title={Adaptation to an extraordinary environment by evolution of phenotypic plasticity and genetic assimilation.},
  author={Russell Lande},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1435-46}
}
Adaptation to a sudden extreme change in environment, beyond the usual range of background environmental fluctuations, is analysed using a quantitative genetic model of phenotypic plasticity. Generations are discrete, with time lag tau between a critical period for environmental influence on individual development and natural selection on adult phenotypes… CONTINUE READING

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