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Pollen dispersal in Yucca filamentosa (Agavaceae): The paradox of self-pollination behavior by Tegeticula yuccasella (Prodoxidae)

Author(s): D. L. Marr, J. Leebens-Mack, L. Elms and O. Pellmyr

Month: May
Year: 2000

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Journal Link: http://www.amjbot.org/
Volume: 87
Issue: 5
Pages: 670-677

Article Topic(s): Pollination
Research Setting(s): Cedar Glades, Road

Species Referenced: Yucca filamentosa (Adam's needle),

Abstract

Investigates pollen dispersal in Yucca filamentosa and the yucca moth, Tegeticula yuccasella. The yucca moth frequently deposits self-pollen to the detriment of both the pollinator and plant. Reasons for this are discussed in the article. Since flowers receiving self-pollen have a high abscission probability, results of this study may help inform seed propagation methodology and potential challenges in maintaining genetic diversity of seed collections.

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D. L. Marr, J. Leebens-Mack, L. Elms and O. Pellmyr. "Pollen dispersal in Yucca filamentosa (Agavaceae): The paradox of self-pollination behavior by Tegeticula yuccasella (Prodoxidae)." American Journal of Botany 87.5 (2000): 670-677.

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ISSN: 0002-9122

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