Characterizing selection on phenotypic plasticity in response to natural environmental heterogeneity.

Abstract

Adaptive genetic differentiation and adaptive phenotypic plasticity can increase the fitness of plant lineages in heterogeneous environments. We examine the relative importance of genetic differentiation and plasticity in determining the fitness of the annual plant, Erodium cicutarium, in a serpentine grassland in California. Previous work demonstrated that… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01057.x

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