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Plasticity of physiology in Lobelia: Testing for adaptation and constraint
Author(s): C. M. Caruso, H. Maherali and M. Sherrard
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Genetics, Water
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower),
AbstractLobellia cardinalis and Lobellia siphilitica were used to study whether phenotypic plasticity in morphology and physiology of these species comes at the cost of reduced fitness indicators under drought stress. For In both species, plasticity of some physiologically and morphologically responses were adaptive while others were maladaptive.
Suggested CitationC. M. Caruso, H. Maherali and M. Sherrard. "Plasticity of physiology in Lobelia: Testing for adaptation and constraint." Evolution 60.5 (2006): 980-990.