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Figure 2: Linking the timeline of adaptive radiation to events and consequences in the rise of the Wrinkly Spreader. The adaptive radiation of P. fluorescens SBW25 in static microcosms can be mapped to a timeline and epochs during which the ancestral strain diversifies into new genotypes with altered niche preferences. The events and consequences of mutation are outlined for the Wrinkly Spreader along the bottom panel of the figure. Although not shown here, further diversification will occur amongst the Smooth morphs and Fuzzy Spreaders.