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Rapid evolutionary responses to selection in heterogeneous environments among agricultural and nonagricultural weeds

, : Rapid evolutionary responses to selection in heterogeneous environments among agricultural and nonagricultural weeds. International Journal of Plant Sciences 166(4): 641-647

Agricultural settings are hypothesized to impose strong selection on invading weed species, and the direction of selection can be consistent across many generations, depending on crop-rotation schedules. Because the history of selection is often known, agricultural environments provide a useful experimental setting for studies testing mechanisms of adaptation and rates of evolutionary response.


DOI: 10.1086/429853

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