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Experimental dissection of inbreeding and its adaptive significance in a flowering plant, Aquilegia canadensis (Ranunculaceae)

Author(s): C. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert

Month: Dec
Year: 2004

Journal: Evolution
Volume: 58
Issue: 12
Pages: 2693-2703

Article Topic(s): Genetics,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine),

Abstract

Evaluates the extent and type of inbreeding in Aquilegia canadensis. Outcrossing was responsible for approximately 25% of seeds produced. The amount of outcrossing was correlated with population size and density. Inbreeding occurred both through self-pollination within flowers (autogamy) and through pollination between closely related individuals (biparental inbreeding). The type of inbreeding varied by population. Autogamy accounted for the largest component of the mating system, despite the fact that it is disadvantageous to populations in the long term.

Suggested Citation

C. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert. "Experimental dissection of inbreeding and its adaptive significance in a flowering plant, Aquilegia canadensis (Ranunculaceae)." Evolution 58.12 (2004): 2693-2703.

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