Christopher T. Frye

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UNLABELLED • PREMISE OF THE STUDY Amelanchier polyploid apomicts differ from sexual diploids in their more complex diversification, greater species problems, and geographic distribution. To understand these differences, we investigated the occurrence of polyploidy and frequency of apomixis. This research helps clarify species delimitation in an(More)
Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum) is a federally endangered plant species with a large population along Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany and Washington Counties, Maryland. Monitoring of this species is difficult owing to the unpredictable flood events that change the distribution and composition of stream substrates of its rocky shoal habitat. We characterized(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Delimitation of Amelanchier species is difficult because of polyploidy and gametophytic apomixis. A first step in unraveling this species problem is understanding the diversity of the diploids that contributed genomes to polyploid apomicts. This research helps clarify challenging species-delimitation problems attending polyploid,(More)
Many rare and endemic species experience increased rates of self-fertilization and mating among close relatives as a consequence of existing in small populations within isolated habitat patches. Variability in self-compatibility among individuals within populations may reflect adaptation to local demography and genetic architecture, inbreeding, or drift. We(More)
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