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Rapid response to artificial selection on flower size in Phlox

Author(s): G. Lendvai and D. A. Levin

Month: Apr
Year: 2003

Journal: Heredity
Volume: 90
Issue: 4
Pages: 336-342

Article Topic(s): Genetics,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Phlox drummondii (Annual phlox),


Investigates changes in flower size of Phlox drummondii after trait selection over three generations. The authors conclude that morphological floral traits in Phlox drummondii can evolve rapidly.

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G. Lendvai and D. A. Levin. "Rapid response to artificial selection on flower size in Phlox." Heredity 90.4 (2003): 336-342.

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ISSN: 0018-067X
DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800249

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