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Pollen-mediated selective abortion in yuccas and its consequences for the plant-pollinator mutualism
Author(s): C. J. Huth and O. Pellmyr
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Genetics, Germination, Pollination
Research Setting(s): Cedar Glades
Species Referenced: Yucca filamentosa (Adam's needle),
AbstractResearches the effects of pollen quantity and quality on the fruit retention, seed set, and seedling growth rate of Yucca filamentosa. In general, increased pollen loads increased fruit retention. Seeds resulting from outcrossed pollination had a higher germination percentage and growth rate than seeds resulting from self-pollination.
Suggested CitationC. J. Huth and O. Pellmyr. "Pollen-mediated selective abortion in yuccas and its consequences for the plant-pollinator mutualism." Ecology 81.4 (2000): 1100-1107.