Constraints and selection: insights from microsporogenesis in Asparagales.

  title={Constraints and selection: insights from microsporogenesis in Asparagales.},
  author={Laurent Penet and Michel Laurin and Pierre-Henri Gouyon and Sophie Nadot},
  journal={Evolution & development},
  volume={9 5},
Developmental constraints have been proposed to interfere with natural selection in limiting the available set of potential adaptations. Whereas this concept has long been debated on theoretical grounds, it has been investigated empirically only in a few studies. In this article, we evaluate the importance of developmental constraints during microsporogenesis (male meiosis in plants), with an emphasis on phylogenetic patterns in Asparagales. Different developmental constraints were tested by… CONTINUE READING


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