Neighbourhood density and genetic relatedness interact to determine fruit set and abortion rates in a continuous tropical tree population.

@article{Jones2008NeighbourhoodDA,
  title={Neighbourhood density and genetic relatedness interact to determine fruit set and abortion rates in a continuous tropical tree population.},
  author={Franklin Andrew Jones and Liza S Comita},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={275 1652},
  pages={
          2759-67
        }
}
Tropical trees may show positive density dependence in fruit set and maturation due to pollen limitation in low-density populations. However, pollen from closely related individuals in the local neighbourhood might reduce fruit set or increase fruit abortion in self-incompatible tree species. We investigated the role of neighbourhood density and genetic relatedness on individual fruit set and abortion in the neotropical tree Jacaranda copaia in a large forest plot in central Panama. Using… CONTINUE READING
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