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Genome size reduction can trigger rapid phenotypic evolution in invasive plants

Sébastien Lavergne, Nikolas J. Muenke and Jane Molofsky.

in Annals of Botany

January 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5082 words.

Background and Aims

The study of rapid evolution in invasive species has highlighted the fundamental role played by founder events, emergence of genetic...

Reduced plant water status under sub-ambient pCO2 limits plant productivity in the wild progenitors of C3 and C4 cereals

Jennifer Cunniff, Michael Charles, Glynis Jones and Colin P. Osborne.

in Annals of Botany

November 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 8079 words.

Background and Aims The reduction of plant productivity by low atmospheric CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) during the last glacial period is proposed as a limiting factor for the...

Productivity in a social wasp: per capita output increases with swarm size

Robert L. Jeanne and Erik V. Nordheim.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 1996; p ublished online January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 0 words.

We measured the productivity of newly-founded colonies of Polybia ocddentalis, a Neotropical swarm-founding social wasp, over their first 25 days. By both of the measures we used, number of...

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High genetic diversity in a threatened clonal species, Cypripedium calceolus (Orchidaceae), enables long-term stability of the species in different biogeographical regions in Estonia

Roberta Gargiulo, Aigi Ilves, Tanel Kaart, Michael F Fay and Tiiu Kull.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 6240 words.

Abstract

In plants capable of clonal reproduction, demographic and ecological investigations are essential for understanding the factors contributing to...