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Experimental dissection of inbreeding and its adaptive significance in a flowering plant, Aquilegia canadensis (Ranunculaceae)
Author(s): C. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert
Article Topic(s): Genetics,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine),
AbstractEvaluates the extent and type of inbreeding in Aquilegia canadensis. Outcrossing was responsible for approximately 25% of seeds produced. The amount of outcrossing was correlated with population size and density. Inbreeding occurred both through self-pollination within flowers (autogamy) and through pollination between closely related individuals (biparental inbreeding). The type of inbreeding varied by population. Autogamy accounted for the largest component of the mating system, despite the fact that it is disadvantageous to populations in the long term.
Suggested CitationC. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert. "Experimental dissection of inbreeding and its adaptive significance in a flowering plant, Aquilegia canadensis (Ranunculaceae)." Evolution 58.12 (2004): 2693-2703.