- Title Pages
- Chapter One Introduction
- Chapter Two Which Traits Vary within Plants? Many different features vary across reiterated structures of the same plant.
- Chapter Three Continuous Within-Plant Variation of Reiterated Structures: The extent of subindividual variation in continuously varying leaf, flower, fruit, and seed traits is assessed.
- Chapter Four Distribution of Subindividual Variability in Time and Space: How are variants of reiterated structures organized along temporal, spatial, and architectural axes?
- Chapter Five 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.
- Chapter Six 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.
- Chapter Seven 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.
- Chapter Eight Consequences of Within-Plant Variation for Interacting Animals: Phytophagous animals' discrimination 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.
- Chapter Nine 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.
- Chapter Ten 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.
- Multiplicity in Unity
- University of Chicago Press
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