Phenotypic plasticity of invasive Spartina densiflora (Poaceae) along a broad latitudinal gradient on the Pacific Coast of North America.

@article{Castillo2014PhenotypicPO,
  title={Phenotypic plasticity of invasive Spartina densiflora (Poaceae) along a broad latitudinal gradient on the Pacific Coast of North America.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s M Castillo and Brenda J. Grewell and Andrea J. Pickart and Alejandro Bortolus and Carlos Pe{\~n}a and Enrique M. Figueroa and Mark D. Sytsma},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2014},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={448-58}
}
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Phenotypic acclimation of individual plants and genetic differentiation by natural selection within invasive populations are two potential mechanisms that may confer fitness advantages and allow plants to cope with environmental variation. The invasion of Spartina densiflora across a wide latitudinal gradient from California (USA) to British Columbia (Canada) provides a natural model system to study the potential mechanisms underlying the response of invasive populations to… CONTINUE READING