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Disparate relatives: Life histories vary more in genera occupying intermediate environments

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    0381350 - BU-J 2013 RIV DE eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Hermant, M. - Hennion, F. - Bartish, Igor V. - Yugel, B. - Prinzing, A.
    Disparate relatives: Life histories vary more in genera occupying intermediate environments.
    Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Roč. 14, č. 4 (2012), s. 283-301. ISSN 1433-8319
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:67985939
    Klíčová slova: life-history traits * dated phylogeny * regional trait variability
    Kód oboru RIV: EF - Botanika
    Impakt faktor: 4.158, rok: 2012

    Species within clades are commonly assumed to share similar life history traits, but within a given region some clades show much greater variability in traits than others. We studied the variability of six life-history traits (initiation of flowering, duration of flowering, plant life span, seed mass, stress tolerance, type of reproduction) within 383 angiosperm genera from Central Europe distributed along six abiotic gradients. We compared patterns of within-genus variability to those present in the entire dataset, independent of genus membership. We found that trait variability differed strongly between genera, but did not depend on their age. Trait variability was higher within genera occupying intermediate positions along regional abiotic environmental gradients, compared with patterns across the entire dataset. We conclude that intermediate abiotic environments play an important role in maintaining and possibly generating the striking diversity of life history traits.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0211841