Adaptive correlations between seed size and germination time

Show simple item record Geritz, S. Gyllenberg, M. Toivonen, J. 2019-04-19T21:38:58Z 2021-12-17T22:02:48Z 2018-12
dc.identifier.citation Geritz , S , Gyllenberg , M & Toivonen , J 2018 , ' Adaptive correlations between seed size and germination time ' , Journal of mathematical biology , vol. 77 , no. 6-7 , pp. 1943-1968 .
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dc.description.abstract We present a model for the coevolution of seed size and germination time within a season when both affect the ability of the seedlings to compete for space. We show that even in the absence of a morphological or physiological constraint between the two traits, a correlation between seed size and germination time is nevertheless likely to evolve. This raises the more general question to what extent a correlation between any two traits should be considered as an a priori constraint or as an evolved means (or instrument) to actually implement a beneficial combination of traits. We derive sufficient conditions for the existence of a positive or a negative correlation. We develop a toy model for seed and seedling survival and seedling growth and use this to illustrate in practice how to determine correlations between seed size and germination time. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of mathematical biology
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Plant evolution
dc.subject Adaptive syndrome
dc.subject Game theory
dc.subject FITNESS
dc.subject MASS
dc.subject 111 Mathematics
dc.title Adaptive correlations between seed size and germination time en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Mathematics and Statistics
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0303-6812
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