Mutualism with sea anemones triggered the adaptive radiation of clownfishes

@inproceedings{Litsios2012MutualismWS,
  title={Mutualism with sea anemones triggered the adaptive radiation of clownfishes},
  author={Glenn Litsios and Carrie A Sims and Rafael O. W{\"u}est and Peter B. Pearman and Niklaus E. Zimmermann and Nicolas Salamin},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012}
}
Adaptive radiation is the process by which a single ancestral species diversifies into many descendants adapted to exploit a wide range of habitats. The appearance of ecological opportunities, or the colonisation or adaptation to novel ecological resources, has been documented to promote adaptive radiation in many classic examples. Mutualistic interactions allow species to access resources untapped by competitors, but evidence shows that the effect of mutualism on species diversification can… CONTINUE READING
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