Maternal regulation of fecundity: non-random ovule abortion inCassia fasciculata Michx.

@article{Lee1986MaternalRO,
  title={Maternal regulation of fecundity: non-random ovule abortion inCassia fasciculata Michx.},
  author={Tali D Lee and Fakhri A. Bazzaz},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1986},
  volume={68},
  pages={459-465}
}
We examined the extent of ovule abortion and the within-fruit pattern of abortion inCassia fasciculata, an annual legume, and tested the hypothesis that abortion can result from competition for limited maternal resources among developing fruits and seeds. In a natural population at Mayview, IL, 53.4% of ovules in mature fruits matured as seeds; 43.4% showed some development but aborted, and 3.1% showed no development over virgin ovules. In a greenhouse experiment in which treatments were… CONTINUE READING
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