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RESEARCH LITERATURE

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Effect of cross proximity on progeny fitness in a rare and a common species of Eupatorium (Asteraceae)

Author(s): D. L. Byers

Month: May
Year: 1998

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 85
Issue: 5
Pages: 644-653

Article Topic(s): Pollination,Rare plants
Research Setting(s): Field

Species Referenced: Eupatorium perfoliatum (Common boneset),

Abstract

In a study of the effects of distance between individuals on reproduction and fitness, pollen distance from the maternal plant had no effect on seed mass or first year stem length for either Eupatorium resinosum or Eupatorium perfoliatum. However, seedling size and reproductive success in the second growing season increased with pollen distance from maternal plant. The study found evidence for hybrid vigor when plants are pollinated by pollen from outside populations in both study species and evidence for inbreeding depression for pollinations occurring at short distances in the rare E. resinosum.

Suggested Citation

D. L. Byers. "Effect of cross proximity on progeny fitness in a rare and a common species of Eupatorium (Asteraceae)." American Journal of Botany 85.5 (1998): 644-653.

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