Founder niche constrains evolutionary adaptive radiation.

Abstract

Adaptive radiation of a lineage into a range of organisms with different niches underpins the evolution of life's diversity. Although the role of the environment in shaping adaptive radiation is well established, theory predicts that the evolvability and niche of the founding ancestor are also of importance. Direct demonstration of a causal link requires… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1310310110

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