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Evaluation of self-compatibility in Clethra alnifolia

Author(s): S. M. Reed

Month: Jul
Year: 2006

Publication Type: Meeting Abstract
Journal: Hortscience
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Volume: 41
Issue: 4
Pages: 239

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

Species Referenced: Clethra alnifolia (Coastal pepperbush),


This meeting abstract evaluates self-incompatiblity in Clethra alnifolia. Germination of both self- and cross-pollinated seed was too low to compare germination rates. Self-pollination of two cultivars produced fewer seeds than cross-pollination. The abstract suggests a late acting self-incompatibility system or early acting inbreeding depression.

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S. M. Reed. "Evaluation of self-compatibility in Clethra alnifolia." Hortscience 41.4 (2006): 239.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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