Parallel evolution controlled by adaptation and covariation in ammonoid cephalopods

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Autor(en): Monnet C, de Baets K, Klug C
Zeitschrift: Bmc Evolutionary Biology
Verlag: BioMed Central
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2011
Band: 11
ISSN: 1471-2148


Abstract


Conclusions: The morphological evolution of these two Devonian ammonoid lineages follows a near parallel evolutionary path for some important shell characters during several million years and through their phylogeny. Evolution of some traits (involution, umbilical lid) appears to be mainly driven by adaptation to improve the hydrodynamic properties of the shell, whereas other characters (sutural complexity) evolved due to covariation with features that play a central role in the morphogenesis of mollusc shells. This example provides evidence that parallel evolution can be driven simultaneously by different factors such as covariation (constructional constraints) and adaptation (natural selection).



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

de Baets, Kenneth PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
LILLE 1 University - Science and Technology
Universität Zürich (UZH)


Zitierweisen

APA:
Monnet, C., de Baets, K., & Klug, C. (2011). Parallel evolution controlled by adaptation and covariation in ammonoid cephalopods. Bmc Evolutionary Biology, 11. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-11-115

MLA:
Monnet, Claude, Kenneth de Baets, and Christian Klug. "Parallel evolution controlled by adaptation and covariation in ammonoid cephalopods." Bmc Evolutionary Biology 11 (2011).

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