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Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilization on Progeny Fitness in Lobelia cardinalis and L. siphilitica
Author(s): M. O. Johnston
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Germination,Genetics,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower),
AbstractMeasures the effects of inbreeding depression on on survival and fertility of Lobelia cardinalis and L. siphilitica. Self-pollination did not affect the number and size of seeds; however, inbreeding depression affected seed maturation and germination. Although there were differences between species and among populations, high levels of inbreeding depression were observed in these two species.
Suggested CitationM. O. Johnston. "Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilization on Progeny Fitness in Lobelia cardinalis and L. siphilitica." Evolution 46.3 (1992): 688-702.