Geitonogamy: a mechanism responsible for high selfing rates in borage (Borago officinalis L.)

@article{Montaner2001GeitonogamyAM,
  title={Geitonogamy: a mechanism responsible for high selfing rates in borage (Borago officinalis L.)},
  author={Celia Montaner and Elena Floris and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Alvarez},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={102},
  pages={375-378}
}
Abstract Borage, a species traditionaly defined as allogamous, has revealed a high selfing rate although a mechanism of protandry has been confirmed in this plant. Studies investigating flower behaviour showed that several flowers open every day and that others are also receptive at the same time within a plant. Moreover, pollinator behaviour, mainly by bees, contributes to the selfing rate because it is demonstrated that these insects visit several flowers in a given plant before flying to… Expand

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