News & Views | Published:

Antibiotic resistance: Evolution without trade-offs

Nature Ecology & Evolution volume 1, Article number: 0066 (2017) | Download Citation

Artificial selection for antibiotic resistance in microorganisms reveals why and how expected evolutionary trade-offs between population growth rate and population carrying capacity are not observed in resource-limited environments, with ‘trade-ups’ occurring instead.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    et al. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 1, 0050 (2017).

  2. 2.

    & The Theory of Island Biogeography (Princeton Univ. Press, 1967).

  3. 3.

    Am. Nat. 104, 592–597 (1970).

  4. 4.

    et al. Ecol. Monogr. 86, 517–543 (2016).

  5. 5.

    & Biol. Rev. 90, 204–213 (2015).

  6. 6.

    Evolution 44, 520–538 (1990).

  7. 7.

    & Ecol. Lett. 5, 685–692 (2002).

  8. 8.

    Evolution 59, 1006–1015 (2005).

  9. 9.

    & Heredity 93, 241–248 (2004).

  10. 10.

    & J. Evol. Biol. 16, 501–509 (2003).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. David Reznick is in the Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA.

    • David Reznick
  2. Kayla King is in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.

    • Kayla King

Authors

  1. Search for David Reznick in:

  2. Search for Kayla King in:

Competing interests

The authors declare no competing financial interests.

Corresponding authors

Correspondence to David Reznick or Kayla King.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-016-0066

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing