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Evolutionary analysis of a key floral trait in Aquilegia canadensis (Ranunculaceae): Genetic variation in herkogamy and its effect on the mating system
Author(s): C. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert
Article Topic(s): Genetics,Phenology,Morphology,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Field,Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine),
AbstractInvestigates the phenotypic and genetic variation in herkogamy (physical separation of anthers and stigmas) in Aquilegia canadensis. This species is self-compatible despite strong inbreeding depression. Within natural populations, there is substantial variation in pistil length. A significant genetic variation for herkogamy was found in three populations; this was associated with reduced selfing.
Suggested CitationC. R. Herlihy and C. G. Eckert. "Evolutionary analysis of a key floral trait in Aquilegia canadensis (Ranunculaceae): Genetic variation in herkogamy and its effect on the mating system." Evolution 61.7 (2007): 1661-1674.