Direct and indirect effects of pollinators and seed predators to selection on plant and floral traits

@inproceedings{Cariveau2003DirectAI,
  title={Direct and indirect effects of pollinators and seed predators to selection on plant and floral traits},
  author={Daniel P Cariveau and Rebecca E Irwin and Alison K. Brody and Lucero Sevillano Garcia-Mayeya and Andrea von der Ohe},
  year={2003}
}
Although flowering traits are often assumed to be under strong selection by pollinators, significant variation in such traits remains the norm for most plant species. Thus, it is likely that the interactions among plants, mutualists, and other selective agents, such as antagonists, ultimately shape the evolution of floral and flowering traits. We examined the importance of pollination vs pre-dispersal seed predation to selection on plant and floral characters via female plant-reproductive… CONTINUE READING