Hypotheses for the evolution of dioecy in seed plants.

@article{Thomson1990HypothesesFT,
  title={Hypotheses for the evolution of dioecy in seed plants.},
  author={James D. Thomson and Johanne Brunet},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={1990},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={11-6}
}
Over the last decade, new hypotheses have been proposed for the evolution of dioecy in plants. Most of the selective mechanisms invoked have been suggested and supported by phylogenetic correlations. Here we review (1) the validity of the correlations (especially in light of recent critiques of the comparative method), and (2) the conformity of the proposed… CONTINUE READING