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Experimental analysis of biparental inbreeding in a self-fertilizing plant

Author(s): C. A. M. Griffin and C. G. Eckert

Month: Jul
Year: 2003

Journal: Evolution
Volume: 57
Issue: 7
Pages: 1513-1519

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

Species Referenced: Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine),


Estimates biparental inbreeding (mating between closely related individuals) in natural populations of Aquilegia canadensis. Results indicated that approximately 30% of all matings involved close relatives. Biparental breeding, in combination with strong inbreeding depression, may influence selection on dispersal.

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C. A. M. Griffin and C. G. Eckert. "Experimental analysis of biparental inbreeding in a self-fertilizing plant." Evolution 57.7 (2003): 1513-1519.

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