Evolving Plastic Responses to External and Genetic Environments

Max Reuter, M. Florencia Camus, Mark S. Hill, Filip Ruzicka, Kevin Fowler

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Phenotypic plasticity can mitigate adaptive trade-offs in fluctuating environments but how plasticity arises is little known. New research documents this process in a bacterial system. We highlight remarkable parallels to the evolution of sexual dimorphism and argue that their approach can aid our understanding of adaptive conflicts between the sexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-170
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Genetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

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