|2016-12-20 ||Experimental Evolution of Gene Expression and Plasticity in Alternative Selective Regimes|
Huang Y, Agrawal AF
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Genetic adaptation counters phenotypic plasticity in experimental evolution
How do phenotypic plasticity and adaptive evolution interact in a novel or changing environment? Does evolution by natural selection generally reinforce initially plastic phenotypic responses, or does it instead oppose them? And to what extent does evolution of a trait involve evolution of its plasticity?
These questions have lied at the heart of research on phenotypic evolution in heterogeneous environments ever since it was realized that the environment is likely to affect the expression of m...