The Resource Multiplicity in unity : plant subindividual variation and interactions with animals, Carlos M. Herrera

Multiplicity in unity : plant subindividual variation and interactions with animals, Carlos M. Herrera

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Multiplicity in unity : plant subindividual variation and interactions with animals
Title
Multiplicity in unity
Title remainder
plant subindividual variation and interactions with animals
Statement of responsibility
Carlos M. Herrera
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Plants produce a considerable number of structures of one kind, like leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds, and this reiteration is a quintessential feature of the body plan of higher plants. But since not all structures of the same kind produced by a plant are identical[,] for instance, different branches on a plant may be male or female, ..., a single plant genotype generally produces a multiplicity of phenotypic versions of the same organ. [This work] uses this subindividual variation to deepen our understanding of the ecological and evolutionary factors involved in plant-animal interactions. On one hand, phenotypic variation at the subindividual scale has diverse ecological implications for animals that eat plants. On the other hand, by choosing which plants to consume, these animals may constrain or modify plant ontogenetic patterns, developmental stability, and the extent to which feasible phenotypic variants are expressed by individuals. An innovative study of the ecology, morphology, and evolution of modular organisms, [this work] addresses ... the ways in which organisms have coevolved to cope with variable environments." -- Rudolf Schmid in Taxon
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Herrera, Carlos M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK983
LC item number
.H47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK983
NAL item number
.H47 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Interspecific interactions.
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  • Plants
  • Animal-plant relationships
  • Plant genetics
  • Koevolution
  • Pflanzen
  • Evolution
  • Pflanzen
  • Tiere
  • Evolution
  • Animal-plant relationships
  • Plant genetics
  • Plants
Label
Multiplicity in unity : plant subindividual variation and interactions with animals, Carlos M. Herrera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- Which traits vary within plants? -- Many different features vary across reiterated structures of the same plant -- Continuous within-plant variation of reiterated structures -- The extent of subindividual variation in continuously varying leaf, flower, fruit, and seed traits is assessed -- Distribution of subindividual variability in time and space -- How are variants of reiterated structures organized along temporal, spatial, and architectural axes? -- Causes of subindividual variability -- Mutations within individuals and organ-level responses to environmental cues are the main classes of remote causes of within-plant variability in reiterated structures -- Organismal mechanisms of subindividual variability -- Ontogenetic contingency, the interplay between inherent architecture and environmental milieu, and developmental stochasticity are mechanisms responsible for within-plant variability of reiterated structures -- Subindividual variability as an individual property -- The Haldane-Roy conjecture is verified and extended: individual plants have not only their characteristic means, but also their characteristic standard deviations and characteristic spatial patterns of within-plant variation --
  • Consequences of within-plant variation for interacting animals -- Phytophagous animals' adiscrimination among organs of the same plant can lead to the most profitable choice but has attendant costs that may influence their overall performance and promote among-plant selectivity -- Fitness consequences of subindividual variability in organ traits for plants -- Subindividual variation in the characteristics of reiterated organs may influence the fecundity or vegetative performance of plants, and through this mechanism individual fitness differences may arise as a consequence of variation in the extent and organization of variability -- Evolutionary implications of within-plant variability in organ traits -- Subindividual multiplicity of organs can affect the evolutionary trajectory of organ traits by setting upper limits on responses to selection, opening the possibility of selection by animals on plant-level variability, and conditioning the size of realized phenotypic space at the individual and population levels
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 437 p.
Isbn
9780226327945
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010049
Other control number
3081028
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)314381662
  • (OCoLC)ocn314381662
Label
Multiplicity in unity : plant subindividual variation and interactions with animals, Carlos M. Herrera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- Which traits vary within plants? -- Many different features vary across reiterated structures of the same plant -- Continuous within-plant variation of reiterated structures -- The extent of subindividual variation in continuously varying leaf, flower, fruit, and seed traits is assessed -- Distribution of subindividual variability in time and space -- How are variants of reiterated structures organized along temporal, spatial, and architectural axes? -- Causes of subindividual variability -- Mutations within individuals and organ-level responses to environmental cues are the main classes of remote causes of within-plant variability in reiterated structures -- Organismal mechanisms of subindividual variability -- Ontogenetic contingency, the interplay between inherent architecture and environmental milieu, and developmental stochasticity are mechanisms responsible for within-plant variability of reiterated structures -- Subindividual variability as an individual property -- The Haldane-Roy conjecture is verified and extended: individual plants have not only their characteristic means, but also their characteristic standard deviations and characteristic spatial patterns of within-plant variation --
  • Consequences of within-plant variation for interacting animals -- Phytophagous animals' adiscrimination among organs of the same plant can lead to the most profitable choice but has attendant costs that may influence their overall performance and promote among-plant selectivity -- Fitness consequences of subindividual variability in organ traits for plants -- Subindividual variation in the characteristics of reiterated organs may influence the fecundity or vegetative performance of plants, and through this mechanism individual fitness differences may arise as a consequence of variation in the extent and organization of variability -- Evolutionary implications of within-plant variability in organ traits -- Subindividual multiplicity of organs can affect the evolutionary trajectory of organ traits by setting upper limits on responses to selection, opening the possibility of selection by animals on plant-level variability, and conditioning the size of realized phenotypic space at the individual and population levels
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 437 p.
Isbn
9780226327945
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010049
Other control number
3081028
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)314381662
  • (OCoLC)ocn314381662

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