Genetic and physiological bases for phenological responses to current and predicted climates.

@article{Wilczek2010GeneticAP,
  title={Genetic and physiological bases for phenological responses to current and predicted climates.},
  author={Amity M. Wilczek and Liana T Burghardt and Alexander R Cobb and Max D. Cooper and Shane M. Welch and Johanna Schmitt},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={365 1555},
  pages={3129-47}
}
We are now reaching the stage at which specific genetic factors with known physiological effects can be tied directly and quantitatively to variation in phenology. With such a mechanistic understanding, scientists can better predict phenological responses to novel seasonal climates. Using the widespread model species Arabidopsis thaliana, we explore how variation in different genetic pathways can be linked to phenology and life-history variation across geographical regions and seasons. We show… CONTINUE READING