ECOLOGICAL CAUSES, FUNCTION, AND EVOLUTION OF ABORTION AND PARTHENOCARPY IN PISTACIA LENTISCUS (ANACARDIACEAE)

@inproceedings{Verd1998ECOLOGICALCF,
  title={ECOLOGICAL CAUSES, FUNCTION, AND EVOLUTION OF ABORTION AND PARTHENOCARPY IN PISTACIA LENTISCUS (ANACARDIACEAE)},
  author={Miguel Verd{\'u} and P Garcia-Fayos},
  year={1998}
}
Parthenocarpy (the production of seedless fruits) and abortion of reproductive structures at different developmental stages are important processes limiting female fecundity in Pistacia lentiscus (Anacardiaceae), a Mediterranean endozoochorous dioecious shrub. This paper tests (i) the effects of water and pollen as the ecological causes of abortion and parthenocarpy, (ii) the function of abortion and parthenocarpy regarding the uncertainty on resources and predispersal seed predation, and (iii… CONTINUE READING

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