Sources of variation in plant reproductive success and implications for concepts of sexual selection


Journal Article

There is growing evidence of nonrandom reproductive success in plants. An experimental protocol was designed to yield more information on nonrandom transmission in general and on sexual selection as a special case. Reproduction is separated into pollination, fertilization and seed-maturation phases, in which functional processes associated with the genders are known and in which the genders can be manipulated. Sources of variation in reproductive success are then identified by systematically repeating a reciprocal-crossing design with treatments that alter the intensity with which males and/or females can interact. -from Authors

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lyons, EE; Waser, NM; Price, MV; Antonovics, J; Motten, AF

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 134 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 409 - 433

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0147

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/284988

Citation Source

  • Scopus