Adaptation to different rates of environmental change in Chlamydomonas.

  title={Adaptation to different rates of environmental change in Chlamydomonas.},
  author={Sin{\'e}ad Collins and Juliette de Meaux},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={63 11},
We investigate how different rates of environmental change affect adaptive outcomes and dynamics by selecting Chlamydomonas populations for over 200 generations in environments where the rate of change varies. We find that slower rates of environmental change result in end populations that grow faster and pay a lower cost of adaptation than populations that adapt to a sudden change of the same magnitude. We detected partial selective sweeps in adapting populations by monitoring changes in… CONTINUE READING

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