Does hybridization drive the transition to asexuality in diploid Boechera?

  title={Does hybridization drive the transition to asexuality in diploid Boechera?},
  author={James B. Beck and Patrick J. Alexander and Loreen Allphin and Ihsan I. A. Al-Shehbaz and Catherine A. Rushworth and C. Donovan Bailey and Michael D. Windham},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={66 4},
Gametophytic apomixis is a common form of asexual reproduction in plants. Virtually all gametophytic apomicts are polyploids, and some view polyploidy as a prerequisite for the transition to apomixis. However, any causal link between apomixis and polyploidy is complicated by the fact that most apomictic polyploids are allopolyploids, leading some to… CONTINUE READING

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