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Process rather than pattern: finding pine needles in the coevolutionary haystack

David R Nash

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Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Journal of Biology 2008, 7:14  doi:10.1186/jbiol75

Published: 28 May 2008


The geographic mosaic theory is fast becoming a unifying framework for coevolutionary studies. A recent experimental study of interactions between pines and mycorrhizal fungi in BMC Biology is the first to rigorously test geographical selection mosaics, one of the cornerstones of the theory.