Plant Performance across Latitude : the Role of Plasticity and Local Adaptation in an Aquatic Plant

  title={Plant Performance across Latitude : the Role of Plasticity and Local Adaptation in an Aquatic Plant},
  author={Lu{\'i}s Santamar{\'i}a and Jordi Figuerola and Jenna Pilon and Marit Mjelde and Andy J Green and T. de Boer and Rachael A. King and Richard J. Gornall},
Geographic variation can lead to the evolution of different local varieties within a given species, therefore influencing its distribution and genetic structure. We investigated the contribution of plasticity and local adaptation to the performance of a common aquatic plant (Potamogeton pectinatus) in contrasting climates, using reciprocal transplants at three experimental sites across a latitudinal cline in Europe. Plants from 54 genets, originally collected from 14 populations situated within… CONTINUE READING


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