Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 52 - 52.1 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Long-lived trees will not evolve as quickly as annual plants.

Work Step by Step

Organisms that reach reproductive age after a long time will not evolve as quickly as organisms that reach reproductive age in a short amount of time. Therefore, the long-lived trees, with their longer generation times, will not respond as effectively to rapid global warming as annual plants, which have short generation times.
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