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Pollen vigour and the potential for sexual selection in plants
Author(s): A. A. Snow and T. P. Spira
Article Topic(s): Competition, Pollination, Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Hibiscus moscheutos (Crimson-eyed rose-mallow),
AbstractIn the context of pollination of Hibiscus moscheutos, discusses whether male-male competition and/or female choice can lead to sexual selection. Individuals within populations had variable pollen-tube growth rates. This trait was correlated with the number of seeds the plants sired.
Suggested CitationA. A. Snow and T. P. Spira. "Pollen vigour and the potential for sexual selection in plants." Nature 352.6338 (1991): 796-797.