Direct and indirect selection on flowering time, water-use efficiency (WUE, δ 13C), and WUE plasticity to drought in Arabidopsis thaliana

@inproceedings{Kenney2014DirectAI,
  title={Direct and indirect selection on flowering time, water-use efficiency (WUE, δ
13C), and WUE plasticity to drought in Arabidopsis thaliana},
  author={Amanda M Kenney and John K. McKay and James H Richards and Thomas E. Juenger},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2014}
}
Flowering time and water-use efficiency (WUE) are two ecological traits that are important for plant drought response. To understand the evolutionary significance of natural genetic variation in flowering time, WUE, and WUE plasticity to drought in Arabidopsis thaliana, we addressed the following questions: (1) How are ecophysiological traits genetically correlated within and between different soil moisture environments? (2) Does terminal drought select for early flowering and drought escape… CONTINUE READING