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Title: The role of calcium and predation on plate morph evolution in the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
Authors: Smith, C.
Spence, R.
Barber, Iain
Przybylski, M.
Wootton, R. J.
First Published: 1-Sep-2014
Publisher: Wiley Open Access, European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)
Citation: Ecology and Evolution, 2014, 4 (18), pp. 3550-3554
Abstract: While the genetic basis to plate morph evolution of the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) is well described, the environmental variables that select for different plate and spine morphs are incompletely understood. Using replicate populations of three-spined sticklebacks on North Uist, Scotland, we previously investigated the role of predation pressure and calcium limitation on the adaptive evolution of stickleback morphology and behavior. While dissolved calcium proved a significant predictor of plate and spine morph, predator abundance did not. Ecol. Evol., xxx, 2014 and xxx performed a comparable analysis to our own to address the same question. They failed to detect a significant effect of dissolved calcium on morphological evolution, but did establish a significant effect of predation; albeit in the opposite direction to their prediction.
DOI Link: 10.1002/ece3.1180
ISSN: 2045-7758
eISSN: 2045-7758
Links: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.1180/abstract
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/31830
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright 2014 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Version of record: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.1180/abstract
Description: PMCID: PMC4224530 commentary related to this article, “Inappropriate analysis does not reveal the ecological causes of evolution of stickleback armour: a critique of Spence et al. ”, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1179, can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.1179/abstract, also published in Ecology and Evolution.
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