FROM FLUORESCENCE TO FITNESS: VARIATION IN PHOTOSYNTHETIC RATE AFFECTS FECUNDITY AND SURVIVORSHIP

@inproceedings{Arntz2000FROMFT,
  title={FROM FLUORESCENCE TO FITNESS: VARIATION IN PHOTOSYNTHETIC RATE AFFECTS FECUNDITY AND SURVIVORSHIP},
  author={Anne Michele Arntz and Evan H. DeLucia and Nicholas R. Jordan},
  year={2000}
}
Genetic variation in photosynthetic traits within populations provides the potential for evolution, but few studies relate phenotypic variation in these traits to variation in fitness. We tested the prediction that a lower photosynthetic rate reduces fecundity and survivorship by comparing wild-type (WT) Amaranthus hybridus family lines to those having a single-gene mutation that confers resistance to atrazine (R) and lowers the rate of photosynthetic carbon assimilation. Wild-type and R family… CONTINUE READING

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