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Lizards in an Evolutionary TreeEcology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles$
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Jonathan Losos

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255913

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255913.001.0001

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Natural Selection and Microevolution

Natural Selection and Microevolution

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(p.233) 12 Natural Selection and Microevolution
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Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
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Jonathan B. Losos

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0012

This chapter demonstrates how natural selection leads to phenotypic divergence among populations, first reviewing the evidence regarding natural selection and microevolutionary change in anole populations. It describes how species interactions such as predation lead to habitat shifts and predictable changes in patterns of natural selection, and then considers what patterns of geographic variation may reveal about anole microevolution. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the heritability of anole traits and the significance and evolutionary role of phenotypic plasticity in anole evolution.

Keywords:   natural selection, phenotypic divergence, microevolutionary change, predation, habitat shifts, microevolution, phenotypic plasticity

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