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Plasticity of physiology in Lobelia: Testing for adaptation and constraint

Author(s): C. M. Caruso, H. Maherali and M. Sherrard

Month: May
Year: 2006

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Evolution
Volume: 60
Issue: 5
Pages: 980-990

Article Topic(s): Genetics, Water
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower),


Lobellia 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.

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C. M. Caruso, H. Maherali and M. Sherrard. "Plasticity of physiology in Lobelia: Testing for adaptation and constraint." Evolution 60.5 (2006): 980-990.

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