C M Caruso

Summary

Affiliation: University of Guelph
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Testing models of sex ratio evolution in a gynodioecious plant: female frequency covaries with the cost of male fertility restoration
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Evolution 67:561-6. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of cytonuclear interactions in angiosperms
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Trends Plant Sci 17:638-43. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Selection on floral and carbon uptake traits of Lobelia siphilitica is similar in females and hermaphrodites
    C M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Evol Biol 21:1514-23. 2008
  4. doi request reprint The frequency of multiple paternity predicts variation in testes size among island populations of house mice
    R C Firman
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology M092, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, Australia
    J Evol Biol 21:1524-33. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint The quantitative genetics of floral trait variation in Lobelia: potential constraints on adaptive evolution
    Christina M Caruso
    Departments of Biology and Mathematics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa 50112, USA
    Evolution 58:732-40. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex ratio variation in gynodioecious Lobelia siphilitica: effects of population size and geographic location
    C M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Evol Biol 20:1396-405. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Plasticity of physiology in Lobelia: testing for adaptation and constraint
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Evolution 60:980-90. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific floral and physiological traits: implications for the maintenance of females in gynodioecious Lobelia siphilitica
    Christina M Caruso
    Departments of Biology and Mathematics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112, USA
    Oecologia 135:524-31. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Variation in resource limitation of plant reproduction influences natural selection on floral traits of Asclepias syriaca
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Biology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 50112, USA
    Oecologia 146:68-76. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic variance and covariance for physiological traits in Lobelia: are there constraints on adaptive evolution?
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Biology and Mathematics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa 50112, USA
    Evolution 59:826-37. 2005

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Testing models of sex ratio evolution in a gynodioecious plant: female frequency covaries with the cost of male fertility restoration
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Evolution 67:561-6. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that equilibrium models can explain variation in sex ratio among natural populations of gynodioecious species...
  2. doi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of cytonuclear interactions in angiosperms
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Trends Plant Sci 17:638-43. 2012
    ..Thus, measuring the cost of restoration across a range of environments could help explain geographic and phylogenetic variation in the distribution of Rf alleles and the outcome of CMS/Rf interactions...
  3. doi request reprint Selection on floral and carbon uptake traits of Lobelia siphilitica is similar in females and hermaphrodites
    C M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Evol Biol 21:1514-23. 2008
    ..We did not detect significant stabilizing selection on traits of either sex morph. Our results provide little support for the hypothesis that sexual dimorphism in gynodioecious plants evolved in response to sex morph-specific selection...
  4. doi request reprint The frequency of multiple paternity predicts variation in testes size among island populations of house mice
    R C Firman
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology M092, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, Australia
    J Evol Biol 21:1524-33. 2008
    ..However, variation in sperm traits was not explained by sperm competition risk. We discuss these findings in relation to sperm competition theory, and other intrinsic and extrinsic factors that might influence ejaculate quality...
  5. ncbi request reprint The quantitative genetics of floral trait variation in Lobelia: potential constraints on adaptive evolution
    Christina M Caruso
    Departments of Biology and Mathematics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa 50112, USA
    Evolution 58:732-40. 2004
    ..More generally, my results indicate that the adaptive evolution of floral displays can be constrained by trade-offs between flower size and number, as has been assumed by many theoretical models of floral evolution...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex ratio variation in gynodioecious Lobelia siphilitica: effects of population size and geographic location
    C M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Evol Biol 20:1396-405. 2007
    ..Both selective and nonselective mechanisms likely affect sex ratio variation in this gynodioecious species...
  7. ncbi request reprint Plasticity of physiology in Lobelia: testing for adaptation and constraint
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Evolution 60:980-90. 2006
    ..Physiological responses to drought in plants are presumed to be adaptive, but our data suggest that much of this plasticity can be adaptively neutral or maladaptive...
  8. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific floral and physiological traits: implications for the maintenance of females in gynodioecious Lobelia siphilitica
    Christina M Caruso
    Departments of Biology and Mathematics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112, USA
    Oecologia 135:524-31. 2003
    ..Our data suggest that increased resource acquisition by females at pre-reproductive stages can also contribute to the maintenance of gender dimorphism in gynodioecious species...
  9. ncbi request reprint Variation in resource limitation of plant reproduction influences natural selection on floral traits of Asclepias syriaca
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Biology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 50112, USA
    Oecologia 146:68-76. 2005
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that abiotic resource availability can influence floral evolution by altering gender-specific selection...
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic variance and covariance for physiological traits in Lobelia: are there constraints on adaptive evolution?
    Christina M Caruso
    Department of Biology and Mathematics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa 50112, USA
    Evolution 59:826-37. 2005
    ..cardinalis are caused primarily by a lack of genetic variation, rather than by genetic correlations between these functionally related traits...
  11. doi request reprint The adaptive significance of ontogenetic changes in physiology: a test in Avena barbata
    Hafiz Maherali
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    New Phytol 183:908-18. 2009
    ..We demonstrate that ontogenetic changes in physiological traits can increase fitness but the adaptive value of these changes varies among traits and environments...
  12. doi request reprint Adaptive value and costs of physiological plasticity to soil moisture limitation in recombinant inbred lines of Avena barbata
    Hafiz Maherali
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Am Nat 175:211-24. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that costs are less likely to constrain the evolution of adaptive plasticity in A. barbata than genetic variation for plasticity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predispersal seed herbivores, not pollinators, exert selection on floral traits via female fitness
    Amy L Parachnowitsch
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    Ecology 89:1802-10. 2008
    ..Thus predispersal seed herbivores may be a significant agent of selection on floral traits...