Can enemy release explain the invasion success of the diploid Leucanthemum vulgare in North America?

@article{Stutz2016CanER,
  title={Can enemy release explain the invasion success of the diploid Leucanthemum vulgare in North America?},
  author={Sonja Stutz and Kateřina {\vS}tajerov{\'a} and Hariet L. Hinz and H. M{\"u}ller-sch{\"a}rer and Urs Schaffner},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={2077-2091}
}
Enemy release is a commonly accepted mechanism to explain plant invasions. Both the diploid Leucanthemum vulgare and the morphologically very similar tetraploid Leucanthemum ircutianum have been introduced into North America. To verify which species is more prevalent in North America we sampled 98 Leucanthemum populations and determined their ploidy level. Although polyploidy has repeatedly been proposed to be associated with increased invasiveness in plants, only two of the populations… CONTINUE READING