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Genetic constraints on life-history evolution - quantitative-trait loci influencing growth and flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana

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Mitchell-Olds, T. (1996). Genetic constraints on life-history evolution - quantitative-trait loci influencing growth and flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Evolution, 50(1), 140-145.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-B1AF-3
Abstract
We have mapped genes causing life-history trade-offs, and they behave as predicted by ecological theory. Energetic and quantitative-genetic models suggest a trade-off between age and size at first reproduction. Natural selection favored plants that flow