Advanced   Register
XTBG OpenIR  > 文献共享  > 期刊论文

title: Extending the Concept of Diversity Partitioning to Characterize Phenotypic Complexity
author: Zachary H. Marion;  James A. Fordyce;  Benjamin M. Fitzpatrick
Issued Date: 2015
Abstract: Most components of an organism’s phenotype can be viewed as the expression of multiple traits. Many of these traits operate as complexes, where multiple subsidiary parts function and evolve together. As trait complexity increases, so does the challenge of describing complexity in intuitive, biologically meaningful ways. Traditional multivariate analyses ignore the phenomenon of individual complexity and provide relatively abstract representations of variation among individuals. We suggest adopting well-known diversity indices from community ecology to describe phenotypic complexity as the diversity of distinct subsidiary components of a trait. Using a hierarchical framework, we illustrate how total trait diversity can be partitioned into within-individual complexity (α diversity) and between-individual components (β diversity). This approach complements traditional multivariate analyses. The key innovations are (i) addition of individual complexity within the same framework as between-individual variation and (ii) a group-wise partitioning approach that complements traditional level-wise partitioning of diversity. The complexity-as-diversity approach has potential application in many fields, including physiological ecology, ecological and community genomics, and transcriptomics. We demonstrate the utility of this complexity-as-diversity approach with examples from chemical and microbial ecology. The examples illustrate biologically significant differences in complexity and diversity that standard analyses would not reveal.
Source: The American Naturalist
Appears in Collections:文献共享_期刊论文

Files in This Item:

File SizeFormat
Extending the Concept of Diversity Partitioning to Characterize Phenotypic Complexity.pdf1022KbAdobe PDFView  联系获取全文


全文许可: Creative Commons 署名-非商业性使用-相同方式共享 3.0

Recommended Citation:
Zachary H. Marion,James A. Fordyce,Benjamin M. Fitzpatrick. Extending The Concept Of Diversity Partitioning To Characterize Phenotypic Complexity[J]. The American Naturalist,2015,186(3):348-361.

SCI Citaion Data:
Service
 Recommend this item
 Sava as my favorate item
 Show this item's statistics
 Export Endnote File
Google Scholar
 Similar articles in Google Scholar
 [Zachary H. Marion]'s Articles
 [James A. Fordyce]'s Articles
 [Benjamin M. Fitzpatrick]'s Articles
CSDL cross search
 Similar articles in CSDL Cross Search
 [Zachary H. Marion]‘s Articles
 [James A. Fordyce]‘s Articles
 [Benjamin M. Fitzpatrick]‘s Articles
Scirus search
 Similar articles in Scirus
Related Copyright Policies
Null
Social Bookmarking
  Add to CiteULike  Add to Connotea  Add to Del.icio.us  Add to Digg  Add to Reddit 
所有评论 (0)
暂无评论
 
评注功能仅针对注册用户开放,请您登录
您对该条目有什么异议,请填写以下表单,管理员会尽快联系您。
内 容:
Email:  *
单位:
验证码:   刷新
您在IR的使用过程中有什么好的想法或者建议可以反馈给我们。
标 题:
 *
内 容:
Email:  *
验证码:   刷新

Items in IR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

Valid XHTML 1.0!
Powered by CSpace