Early Emergence Enhances Plant Fitness: a Phylogenetically Controlled Meta-analysis

  title={Early Emergence Enhances Plant Fitness: a Phylogenetically Controlled Meta-analysis},
  author={A.. and TRAVESET}
The time at which a seedling emerges can determine its future success as a plant. Despite the large number of studies that have examined the effect of emergence time on different components of plant fitness (survival, growth, and/or fecundity), the potential evolutionary response to selection on seedling emergence date is still poorly known. In this study, we review 55 of those studies by a random-effects meta-analysis, considering the phylogenetic relatedness among taxa. We test the following… CONTINUE READING
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