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Trade-offs between clonal and sexual reproduction in Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae) scale up to affect the fitness of entire clones
Author(s): W. E. Van Drunen, M. E. Dorken
Article Topic(s): Morphology,Propagation,Nutrients
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Sagittaria latifolia (Broadleaf arrowhead),
AbstractInvestigates the trade-off between resources allocated to sexual reproduction versus resources allocated to clonal growth. Investment in resources allocated to female reproduction limits the quantity of clonal propagules while investment in resources allocated to male reproduction limits the nutrient content (specifically Nitrogen) of clonal propagules.
Suggested CitationW. E. Van Drunen, and M. E. Dorken. "Trade-offs between clonal and sexual reproduction in Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae) scale up to affect the fitness of entire clones." New Phytologist 196.2 (2012): 606-616.