publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Evolutionary responses of native plant species to invasive plants: a review

Ayub M. O. Oduor;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: New Phytologist, volume 200, pages 986-992 (issn: 0028-646X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Summary Strong competition from invasive plant species often leads to declines in abundances and may, in certain cases, cause localized extinctions of native plant species. Nevertheless, studies have shown that certain populations of native plant species can co-exist with invasive plant species, suggesting the possibility of adaptive evolutionary responses of those populations to the invasive plants. Empirical inference of evolutionary responses of the native plant species to invasive plants has involved experiments comparing two conspecific groups of native plants for differences in expression of growth/reproductive traits: populations that have experienced com...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: Plant Science, Physiology, adaptation, competition, evolutionary response, experienced natives, invasive plant species, meta-analysis, naive natives, native plant species, General pattern, Biology, Future studies, Introduced species, Extinction, Invasive species, Native plant, Restoration ecology, Ecology, ddc:570
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