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Inbreeding avoidance and the evolution of gender dimorphism in Wurmbea biglandulosa (Colchicaceae)

Ramsey, Mike; Vaughton, Glenda; Peakall, Rodney


How females establish in populations of cosexuals is central to understanding the evolution of gender dimorphism in angiosperms. Inbreeding avoidance hypotheses propose that females can establish and be maintained if cosexual fitness is reduced because they self-fertilize, and their progeny express inbreeding depression. Here we assess the role of inbreeding avoidance in maintaining sexual system variation in Wurmbea biglandulosa. We estimated costs of self-pollination, mating patterns, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1554/04-433.1


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