publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Ecological studies of polyploidy in the 100 years following its discovery

Tara S. Ramsey; Justin Ramsey;
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  • Published: 05 Aug 2014
  • Publisher: The Royal Society
<jats:p> Polyploidy is a mutation with profound phenotypic consequences and thus hypothesized to have transformative effects in plant ecology. This is most often considered in the context of geographical and environmental distributions—as achieved from divergence of physiological and life-history traits—but may also include species interactions and biological invasion. This paper presents a historical overview of hypotheses and empirical data regarding the ecology of polyploids. Early researchers of polyploidy (1910s–1930s) were geneticists by training but nonetheless savvy to its phenotypic effects, and speculated on the importance of genome duplication to adap...
free text keywords: Articles, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Allopatric speciation, Parapatric speciation, Polyploid, Plant Dispersal, Gene duplication, Plant ecology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Ecology, Biology, Genome
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