Miriam M. Ferrer

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The self-incompatibility (SI) status of 571 taxa from the Asteraceae was identified and the taxa were scored as having SI, partial SI or self-compatibility (SC) as their breeding system. A molecular phylogeny of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region was constructed for 211 of these taxa. Macrophylogenetic methods were used to test hypotheses(More)
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS Flourensia cernua is a partially self-incompatible, wind-pollinated shrub that grows in two scrub types of contrasting densities. It was anticipated that differences in plant density would affect the amount of genotype availability, and thus higher outcrossing rates and less genetic differentiation would be found at high-density sites.(More)
BACKGROUND AND SCOPE New data are presented on the distribution and frequency of self-sterility (SS) - predominantly pre-zygotic self-incompatibility (SI) systems - in flowering plants and the hypothesis is tested that families with self-sterile taxa have higher net diversification rates (DRs) than those with exclusively self-compatible taxa using both(More)
A total of 1,592 blood cultures without macroscopic signs of bacterial growth in the first 12–24 h of incubation were processed for both acridine orange stain and blind subculture. One hundred and twenty-one (7.6 %) blood cultures were positive by either method; of these, 105(8.68 %) were positive by both methods, 11 (9.1 %) positive by acridine orange and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Selection may favour a partial or complete loss of self-incompatibility (SI) if it increases the reproductive output of individuals in the presence of low mate availability. The reproductive output of individuals varying in their strength of SI may also be affected by population density via its affect on the spatial structuring and(More)
Genetic differentiation in space can be detected at various scales. First, habitat fragmentation can produce a mosaic genetic structure. Second, life history aspects of a species such as dispersion, mating system, and pollination can generate a genetic structure at a finer level. The interplay of these levels has rarely been studied together. In order to(More)
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