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Research Article

Cryptic Population Dynamics: Rapid Evolution Masks Trophic Interactions

  • Takehito Yoshida,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Department of General Systems Studies, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Stephen P Ellner,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Laura E Jones,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Brendan J. M Bohannan,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Richard E Lenski,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Nelson G Hairston Jr. mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ngh1@cornell.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: September 04, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050235

About the Authors

Takehito Yoshida, Stephen P Ellner, Laura E Jones, Nelson G Hairston Jr.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Brendan J. M Bohannan
Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America
Richard E Lenski
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ngh1@cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

TY, SPE, LEJ, and NGH Jr. conceived of and designed the study of rotifer-algal chemostats, and TY carried out the experiments. BJMB and REL conceived of and designed the study of the phage-bacterial chemostats, and BJMB carried out the experiments. LEJ and SPE developed and analyzed the theoretical results. All authors contributed to writing the paper.