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Cryptic evolution: Does environmental deterioration have a genetic basis?

Hadfield, Jarrod D.; Wilson, Alastair J.; Kruuk, Loeske


Cryptic evolution has been defined as adaptive evolutionary change being masked by concurrent environmental change. Empirical studies of cryptic evolution have usually invoked a changing climate and/or increasing population density as the form of detrimental environmental change experienced by a population undergoing cryptic evolution. However, Fisher (1958) emphasized that evolutionary change in itself is likely to be an important component of "environmental deterioration," a point restated by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Genetics (Print) ceased Dec 2009 - don't use
DOI: 10.1534/genetics.110.124990


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