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Title:Variation in Photosynthesis and Its Consequences for Fitness
Author(s):Arntz, Anne Michele
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):DeLucia, Evan H.
Department / Program:Plant Biology
Discipline:Plant Biology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Plant Physiology
Abstract:While the adaptive significance of ecophysiological traits is commonly inferred from comparative studies, linkages between photosynthesis, growth, and reproduction have remained poorly understood. I have shown that photosynthesis contributes fitness, through relatively small effects on growth throughout development. This indirect selection may be a primary mechanism enabling the evolution of photosynthetic traits.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:93 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87070
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9944784
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999


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