Life History Evolution In Plants Timo Olavi Vuorisalo

ISBN: 9781402002793

Published: November 30th 2001

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348 pages


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Life History Evolution In Plants  by  Timo Olavi Vuorisalo

Life History Evolution In Plants by Timo Olavi Vuorisalo
November 30th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 348 pages | ISBN: 9781402002793 | 6.54 Mb

The lack of discussion of the life histories of modular organisms is the weakness of this book that I most regret. . . . Modular organisms are different. S. C. Steams: The Evolution of Life Histories (1992) Life-history theory endeavours toMoreThe lack of discussion of the life histories of modular organisms is the weakness of this book that I most regret.

. . . Modular organisms are different. S. C. Steams: The Evolution of Life Histories (1992) Life-history theory endeavours to increase our understanding of the processe, s whereby the broad features of the life cycles of organisms, such as the timing and magnitude of reproduction, have evolved. Although reproductive traits have dominated as study objects due to their immediate importance for evolutionary success, much work has also been conducted on patterns of development, growth and senescence, as well as on the shifts in resource allocation related to these processes.

The basic axiom of life-history theory is that patterns of life histories, such as reproductive traits, are subject to evolutionary explanation. This idea can be traced back at least as far as Darwins Origin of Species (1859). In his discussion of plant domestication, Darwin wrote: I cannot doubt that the continued selection of slight variations, either in the leaves, the flowers, or the fruit, will produce races differing from each other chiefly in these characters. Darwin was impressed by the success of plant breeders in moulding the growth and reproductive parameters of cultivated plants, and believed that natural selection could have a similar impact in natural populations



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