A test of the reproductive economy hypothesis in plants: more offspring per capita come from large (not small) parents in Avena barbata

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Under crowded conditions, plant populations typically exhibit L-shaped distributions of size. Many plants remain small and suppressed in such populations, and more offspring are propagated into the next generation from the many smaller plants than from the few large plants. The hypothesis of “reproductive economy” advances that this creates natural… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10682-012-9573-3

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@article{Crosby2012ATO, title={A test of the reproductive economy hypothesis in plants: more offspring per capita come from large (not small) parents in Avena barbata}, author={Kate Crosby and Robert G. Latta}, journal={Evolutionary Ecology}, year={2012}, volume={27}, pages={193-203} }