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Genetic cost of reproductive assurance in a self-fertilizing plant
Author(s): C. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert
Article Topic(s): Pollination,Genetics
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine),
AbstractExamines self-fertilization of Aquilegia canadensis from a genetic cost-benefit perspective. Although self-fertilization provides reproductive assurance when pollinators or mates are scarce, this benefit is outweighed by inbreeding depression and possibly preventing outcrossing in some seeds.
Suggested CitationC. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert. "Genetic cost of reproductive assurance in a self-fertilizing plant." Nature 416.6878 (2002): 320-323.