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Evolutionary bet-hedging in the real world: empirical evidence and challenges revealed by plants.

Abstract:

Understanding the adaptations that allow species to live in temporally variable environments is essential for predicting how they may respond to future environmental change. Variation at the intergenerational scale can allow the evolution of bet-hedging strategies: a novel genotype may be favoured over an alternative with higher arithmetic mean fitness if the new genotype experiences a sufficiently large reduction in temporal fitness variation; the successful genotype is said to have traded o...

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10.1098/rspb.2010.0707

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Childs, DZ More by this author
Metcalf, CJ More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
277
Issue:
1697
Pages:
3055-3064
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:9b0a8698-79b4-457d-a4af-fa774880de5a
Source identifiers:
314534
Local pid:
pubs:314534

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