Plasticity and evolution in drought avoidance and escape in the annual plant Brassica rapa.

@article{Franks2011PlasticityAE,
  title={Plasticity and evolution in drought avoidance and escape in the annual plant Brassica rapa.},
  author={Steven J Franks},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={249-57}
}
A key question in ecological genetics is to what extent do plants adapt to changes in climatic conditions, such as drought, through plasticity or evolution. To address this question, seeds of 140 maternal families of Brassica rapa were generated from collections made before (1997) and after (2004) a natural drought. These seeds were planted in the glasshouse and grown under low-water and high-water conditions. Post-drought lines flowered earlier than pre-drought lines, showing an evolutionary… CONTINUE READING

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