Campus Units

Zoology, Genetics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2003

Journal or Book Title

American Naturalist

Volume

161

Issue

4

First Page

676

Last Page

683

DOI

10.1086/368292

Abstract

Of prime importance in evolutionary biology are the description of pattern and explanations of process. Frequently, however, multiple processes can explain a given pattern. Such cases require experimental protocols or research criteria to distinguish among alternatives so pattern can be critically assigned to process. Noteworthy examples of this approach include evaluating adaptations and identifying character displacement (Gould and Lewontin 1979; Schluter and McPhail 1992). The field of vertebrate sex determination similarly requires such criteria.

Comments

This article is from the American Naturalist 161 (2003): 676, doi:10.1086/368292. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The University of Chicago

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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