Characterization of the mating system of a native perennial tetraploid herb, Silene stellata.

@article{Zhou2018CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the mating system of a native perennial tetraploid herb, Silene stellata.},
  author={Juannan Zhou and Elizabeth A. Zimmer and Charles B. Fenster and Michele R. Dudash},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2018},
  volume={105 10},
  pages={
          1643-1652
        }
}
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Nursery pollination systems can range from obligate to facultative. In a system where generalists provide substantial pollination service, an important question is whether the cost of seed predation outweighs the benefit provided by the nursery pollinator to cause the plant to evolve toward more generalized pollination. Using a facultative system native to North America, we tested whether nursery pollinator vs. strictly mutualistic generalists affect mating-system… CONTINUE READING
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