Reduced drought tolerance during domestication and the evolution of weediness results from tolerance-growth trade-offs.

@article{Koziol2012ReducedDT,
  title={Reduced drought tolerance during domestication and the evolution of weediness results from tolerance-growth trade-offs.},
  author={Liz Koziol and Loren H. Rieseberg and Nolan Kane and James D. Bever},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 12},
  pages={3803-14}
}
The increased reproductive potential, size, shoot allocation, and growth rate of weedy plants may result from reduced resource allocation to other aspects of plant growth and defense. To investigate whether changes in resource allocation occurred during domestication or the evolution of weediness, we compared the mycorrhizal responsiveness, growth, and drought tolerance of nine native ruderal, nine agriculturally weedy (four U.S. weedy and five Australian weedy), and 14 domesticated populations… CONTINUE READING