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Spatial seed and pollen games: dispersal, sex allocation, and the evolution of dioecy

Fromhage, Lutz; Kokko, Hanna

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The evolutionary forces shaping within- and across-species variation in the investment in male and female sex function are still incompletely understood. Despite earlier suggestions that in plants the evolution or cosexuality vs. dioecy, as well as sex allocation among cosexuals, is affected by seed and pollen dispersal, no formal model has explicitly used dispersal distances to address this problem. Here, we present a game-theory model as well as a simulation study that fills in this gap. Our...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61801
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02057.x

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