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Organismal Mechanisms of Subindividual Variability: Ontogenetic contingency, the interplay between inherent architecture and environmental milieu, and developmental stochasticity are mechanisms responsible for within-plant variability of reiterated structures.

Carlos M. Herrera

in Multiplicity in Unity: Plant Subindividual Variation and Interactions with Animals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327938
eISBN:
9780226327952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327952.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes the organization of the response of the organism to its changing environment as well as the organization that it generates in and of itself. The author finds that the ... More


How Character Displacement Unfolds

David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig

in Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274181
eISBN:
9780520954045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274181.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Relatively little is known of the source of the phenotypic variation that fuels character displacement, as well as how different sources of variation affect the tempo and mode of character ... More


Benefits and costs of parental care

Carlos Alonso‐Alvarez and Alberto Velando

in The Evolution of Parental Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692576
eISBN:
9780191774737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692576.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes important advances in the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the costs and benefits of parental care. It starts by analysing the nature of parental resources, ... More


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