An association between chloroplast DNA haplotypeand gender in a plant metapopulation

@article{McCauley2004AnAB,
  title={An association between chloroplast DNA haplotypeand gender in a plant metapopulation},
  author={David E. McCauley and Matthew S. Olson and Douglas R. Taylor},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={181-194}
}
Theoretical models have shown that metapopulation structure can influence the evolution of the sex ratio in gynodioecious plants when the fitness of females and/or hermaphrodites varies among populations with the local sex ratio. Such frequency-dependent fitness has been demonstrated previously in natural populations of Silene vulgaris, a gynodioecious plant in which sex determination is cytonuclear. We investigated whether there was an association between chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) haplotype and… CONTINUE READING