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lant phenotypes change in response to past and pres-
 

Summary: REVIEWS
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lant phenotypes change in
response to past and pres-
ent environments. Perhaps
because plants are seden-
tary for most of their lives and can-
not move away from dangerous
locations, they respond to the en-
vironment in which they are rooted
in other ways. Recent theory pos-
its that plasticity will be favored
only if plants can use information
about their environments to re-
spond appropriately. Traits are
termed `plastic' when a particular
genotype has the capacity to pro-
duce different phenotypes. Here,
we use the term `information' with-
out assuming any necessary ben-

  

Source: Agrawal, Anurag - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Entomollogy, Cornell University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology