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Different but equal: the implausible assumption at the heart of neutral theory

The Journal of Animal Ecology

Nov 1, 2010

Drew W. Purves, Lindsay Ann Turnbull

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1. The core assumption of neutral theory is that all individuals in a community have equal fitness regardless of species, and regardless of the species composition of the community. But, real communities consist of species exhibiting large trait differences; hence these differences must...read more

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    The Journal of Animal Ecology

    Nov 1, 2010

    Drew W. Purves, Lindsay Ann Turnbull

    PMID: 20726922

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01738.x

    Abstract

    1. The core assumption of neutral theory is that all individuals in a community have equal fitness regardless of species, and regardless of the species composition of the community. But, real communities consist of species exhibiting large trait differences; hence these differences must...read more

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    Longevity
    Genetic Fitness
    EAF2 gene
    Species Differences
    Habitat
    2
    1
    233
    1
    Paper Details
    References
    • References22
    • Citations24
    • References22
    • Citations24
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