Burgess et al. 2007. Artificial selection shifts flowering phenology and other correlated traits in an autotetraploid herb.
1. Why is artificial selection a powerful tool for ecological genetics? Think of a different question where you could apply this technique. What could you learn?
2. Why is important to examine correlated responses to selection?
3. How does this work pertain to evolution in response to climate change?
4. Think of the Illinois corn experiment, how do you think the mean of flowering time would shift in this experiment if artificial selection were discontinued. Why?