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Population differentiation in an annual legume: Local adaptation

Author(s): L. F. Galloway and C. B. Fenster

Month: Aug
Year: 2000

Journal: Evolution
Volume: 54
Issue: 4
Pages: 1173-1181

Article Topic(s): Ecotype,Provenance,Genetics
Research Setting(s): Garden,Field

Species Referenced: Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge pea),


Evaluates local adaptation across multiple distances in Chamaecrista fasciculata. Common garden studies were established in three field locations and planted with seed from the home population and from transplanted populations representing six different distances. There was little evidence of local adaptation, except at the furthest distances. This suggests that these populations are part of a metapopulation where gene flow between populations limits local adaptation.

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L. F. Galloway and C. B. Fenster. "Population differentiation in an annual legume: Local adaptation." Evolution 54.4 (2000): 1173-1181.

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