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A Biometric Analysis of Natural Selection in Asclepias tuberosa

Author(s): R. E. Woodson

Year: 1952

Publication Type: Journal Article
Journal: Science
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Volume: 116
Issue: 3020
Pages: 531-531

Article Topic(s): Morphology, Taxonomy
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterflyweed),


This abstract from the National Academy of Sciences meeting describes the differences between four subspecies of Asclepias tuberosa, particularly two subspecies that co-occur in the Ozark highlands of Missouri. The abstract describes the morphological differences between the subspecies and comments on the role of reproduction in the genetics of the subspecies.

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R. E. Woodson. "A Biometric Analysis of Natural Selection in Asclepias tuberosa." Science 116.3020 (1952): 531-531.
Last Updated: 2015-02-27
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