Colour, design and reward: phenotypic integration of fleshy fruit displays.

@article{Valido2011ColourDA,
  title={Colour, design and reward: phenotypic integration of fleshy fruit displays.},
  author={Alfredo Valido and Hinrich Martin Schaefer and Pedro Jordano},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={751-60}
}
The functional or structural linkage among traits [phenotypic integration (PI)] within complex structures can constrain the evolutionary response of individual traits. To analyse whether frugivores with distinct sensory ecology have shaped the patterns of fruit diversification differently, we compared PI values of fleshy fruits that are consumed by birds and mammals. We used phylogenetic comparative analyses of PI among 13 morphological, nutritional and visual fruit traits from 111… CONTINUE READING