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  Linking genes to communities and ecosystems: Daphnia as an ecogenomic model

Miner, B. E., De Meester, L., Pfrender, M. E., Lampert, W., & Hairston Jr, N. G. (2012). Linking genes to communities and ecosystems: Daphnia as an ecogenomic model. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 279(1735), 1873-1882. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.2404.

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Miner, Brooks E., Author
De Meester, Luc1, Author              
Pfrender, Michael E., Author
Lampert, Winfried2, Author              
Hairston Jr, Nelson G., Author
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1Department Ecophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society, ou_976547              
2Emeritus Group Lampert, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society, ou_1445636              

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Free keywords: keystone species; trophic cascade; ecological genomics; eco-evolutionary dynamics; ecological stoichiometry; host–parasite
 Abstract: How do genetic variation and evolutionary change in critical species affect the composition and functioning of populations, communities and ecosystems? Illuminating the links in the causal chain from genes up to ecosystems is a particularly exciting prospect now that the feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary changes are known to be bidirectional. Yet to fully explore phenomena that span multiple levels of the biological hierarchy requires model organisms and systems that feature a comprehensive triad of strong ecological interactions in nature, experimental tractability in diverse contexts and accessibility to modern genomic tools. The water flea Daphnia satisfies these criteria, and genomic approaches capitalizing on the pivotal role Daphnia plays in the functioning of pelagic freshwater food webs will enable investigations of eco-evolutionary dynamics in unprecedented detail. Because its ecology is profoundly influenced by both genetic polymorphism and phenotypic plasticity, Daphnia represents a model system with tremendous potential for developing a mechanistic understanding of the relationship between traits at the genetic, organismal and population levels, and consequences for community and ecosystem dynamics. Here, we highlight the combination of traits and ecological interactions that make Daphnia a definitive model system, focusing on the additional power and capabilities enabled by recent molecular and genomic advances.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2012-05-22
 Publication Status: Published in print
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DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2404
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Title: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 279 (1735) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 1873 - 1882 Identifier: ISSN: 0962-8452 (print)
ISSN: 1471-2954 (online)