Floral evolution by simplification in Monanthotaxis (Annonaceae) and hypotheses for pollination system shifts

@article{Hoekstra2018FloralEB,
  title={Floral evolution by simplification in Monanthotaxis (Annonaceae) and hypotheses for pollination system shifts},
  author={Paul H. Hoekstra and J. Wieringa and E. Smets and L. Chatrou},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2018},
  volume={8}
}
  • Paul H. Hoekstra, J. Wieringa, +1 author L. Chatrou
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Scientific Reports
  • Simplification by reduction has occurred many times independently in the floral evolution of angiosperms. These reductions have often been attributed to changes in reproductive biology. In the angiosperm plant family Annonaceae, most species have flowers with six petals, and many stamens and carpels. In the genus Monanthotaxis several deviations from this pattern have been observed, including flowers that contain three petals and three stamens only. New DNA sequences were generated for 42… CONTINUE READING
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