BUTTERFLIES AND PLANTS: A STUDY IN COEVOLUTION

@article{Ehrlich1964BUTTERFLIESAP,
  title={BUTTERFLIES AND PLANTS: A STUDY IN COEVOLUTION},
  author={Paul R. Ehrlich and Peter H. Raven},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1964},
  volume={18}
}
One of the least understood aspects of population biology is community evolution-the evolutionary interactions found among different kinds or organisms where exchange of genetic information among the kinds is assumed to be minimal or absent. Studies of community evolution have, in general, tended to be narrow in scope and to ignore the reciprocal aspects of these interactions. Indeed, one group of organisms is all too often viewed'as a kind of physical constant. In an extreme example a… Expand
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