The anthers of Senecio vulgaris (Asteraceae): saltatory evolution caught in the act

@article{Gailing2003TheAO,
  title={The anthers of Senecio vulgaris (Asteraceae): saltatory evolution caught in the act},
  author={Oliver Gailing and Konrad Bachmann},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={240},
  pages={1-10}
}
Abstract.Anthers of the common annual weed, Senecio vulgaris, show an incomplete development of the two adaxial pollen sacs (microsporangia, MS). One or both adaxial MS can be missing, or they are replaced by sterile lobes. The reduction is stronger in the derived subspecies, S. vulgaris var. vulgaris than in the ancestral subspecies, S. vulgaris ssp. denticulatus. This character in S. vulgaris differs from the usual complete reduction of adaxial MS in other, independent instances of… Expand
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