Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 52 - 52.1 - Concept Check - Page 1168: 3


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

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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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