In the October number of this bulletin, in a discussion of the influence of environment upon the growth and development of plants, the statement was made that, on the whole, plants are quite well adapted to the conditions under which they grow. As to the manner by which this ''fitness” has arisen there are some differences of opinion and, in the opinion of the writer, a great many misunderstandings. This is a question to which no ''cut-and-dried'' answer can be given but to which a fundamental principle of biology may be applied.
©1930 by Iowa State Teachers College
Clark, O. R.
"The Nature of Adaptations,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 3:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol3/iss4/3