Adaptive radiation in a heterogeneous environment

@article{Rainey1998AdaptiveRI,
  title={Adaptive radiation in a heterogeneous environment},
  author={P. Rainey and M. Travisano},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={394},
  pages={69-72}
}
  • P. Rainey, M. Travisano
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Successive adaptive radiations have played a pivotal role in the evolution of biological diversity. The effects of adaptive radiation are often seen, but the underlying causes are difficult to disentangle and remain unclear. Here we examine directly therole of ecological opportunity and competition in driving genetic diversification. We use the common aerobic bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens, which evolves rapidly under novel environmental conditions to generate a large repertoire of mutants… CONTINUE READING

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