Resources, competition and selfing: their influence on reproductive system evolution

@article{Litrico2012ResourcesCA,
  title={Resources, competition and selfing: their influence on reproductive system evolution},
  author={Isabelle Litrico and Sandrine Maurice},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={923-936}
}
Plant reproductive systems present a gradient of gender ranging from unisexuality to hermaphrodism. This variability in sex expression can be found within species and has been found to be influenced by external factors such as resource levels. The sexual strategy selected will depend not only on the number of pollen grains and seeds an individual can produce but also on the chance of success of this production. Production depends on trade-offs between female and male functions of hermaphrodites… CONTINUE READING

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