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Plant mating systems in a changing world.
There is increasing evidence that human disturbance can negatively impact plant-pollinator interactions such as outcross pollination. We present a meta-analysis of 22 studies involving 27 plantExpand
Hermaphroditic individuals can produce both selfed and outcrossed progeny, termed mixed mating. General theory predicts that mixed‐mating populations should evolve quickly toward high rates ofExpand
Floral symmetry affects speciation rates in angiosperms
  • R. Sargent
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 March 2004
Despite much recent activity in the field of pollination biology, the extent to which animal pollinators drive the formation of new angiosperm species remains unresolved. One problem has beenExpand
Plant-pollinator interactions and the assembly of plant communities.
Most studies of plant community assembly have focused on how the abiotic aspects of a habitat (e.g. soil moisture or mineral composition) or direct interactions among plants in a community (e.g.Expand
Correlated evolution of mating system and floral display traits in flowering plants and its implications for the distribution of mating system variation.
Reduced allocation to structures for pollinator attraction is predicted in selfing species. We explored the association between outcrossing and floral display in a broad sample of angiosperms. WeExpand
The Role of Animal Pollination in Plant Speciation: Integrating Ecology, Geography, and Genetics
Although animal pollination is often proposed as a major driver of floral divergence, questions remain about its importance in plant speciation. One issue is whether pollinator specialization,Expand
The Role of Local Species Abundance in the Evolution of Pollinator Attraction in Flowering Plants
We present a population genetic model that incorporates aspects of pollinator efficiency and abundance to examine the effect of the local plant community on the evolution of floral traitExpand
Trait correlates and functional significance of heteranthery in flowering plants.
• Flowering plants display extraordinary diversity in the morphology of male sexual organs, yet the functional significance of this variation is not well understood. Here, we conducted a comparativeExpand
Effect of local community phylogenetic structure on pollen limitation in an obligately insect-pollinated plant.
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Pollination is a key aspect of ecosystem function in the majority of land plant communities. It is well established that many animal-pollinated plants suffer lower seed set thanExpand
Global biogeography of mating system variation in seed plants.
Latitudinal gradients in biotic interactions have been suggested as causes of global patterns of biodiversity and phenotypic variation. Plant biologists have long speculated that outcrossing matingExpand