1. Ecology
  2. Evolutionary Biology
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The Natural History of Model Organisms: New opportunities at the wild frontier

  1. Jane Alfred  Is a corresponding author
  2. Ian T Baldwin  Is a corresponding author
  1. Cambridge, United Kingdom
  2. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
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Cite this article as: eLife 2015;4:e06956 doi: 10.7554/eLife.06956
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Scientists know a great deal about model organisms as diverse as Arabidopsis thaliana and the zebrafish, but there is still a lot to learn about their life and biology in the wild, including the way that their behaviours are shaped by habitat, their predator-prey relationships, their ability to adapt to different environmental conditions, and the genetic basis for this adaptability.

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https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.06956.002

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