Selection on incremental variation of eye size in a wild population of Daphnia

Date
2015-11
Authors
Brandon, Christopher S.
James, T.
Dudycha, Jeffry L.
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Publisher
Blackwell Science
Abstract
Several studies of eye morphology have analysed macroevolutionary patterns in the diversity of eyes, and although these studies are often linked to environment or behaviour, they provide only indirect evidence of selection. Specific data to show the microevolutionary potential for adaptation by natural selection in eye morphology have been lacking. We document directional selection on eye size, an important determinant of visual capabilities, in a wild population of the freshwater microcrustacean Daphnia. We show that [...] (© 2015 European Society For Evolutionary Biology. Journal of Evolutionary Biology © 2015 European Society For Evolutionary Biology.)
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Keywords
Gene expression, Daphnia, Vision
Citation
Brandon, C. S., James, T., & Dudycha, J. L. (2015). Selection on incremental variation of eye size in a wild population of Daphnia. Journal Of Evolutionary Biology, 28(11), 2112-2118. doi:10.1111/jeb.12711
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