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Cryptic evolution in a wild bird population.

Abstract:

Microevolution is expected to be commonplace, yet there are few thoroughly documented cases of microevolution in wild populations. In contrast, it is often observed that apparently heritable traits under strong and consistent directional selection fail to show the expected evolutionary response. One explanation proposed for this paradox is that a genetic response to selection may be masked by opposing changes in the environment. We used data from a 20-year study of collared flycatchers (Ficed...

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10.1038/35083580

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
412
Issue:
6842
Pages:
76-79
Publication date:
2001-07-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:22ef75da-002e-4cd5-8595-fde4719e1176
Source identifiers:
204434
Local pid:
pubs:204434

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