BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inbreeding via self-fertilization may have negative effects on plant fitness (i.e. inbreeding depression). Outbreeding, or cross-fertilization between genetically dissimilar parental plants, may also disrupt local adaptation or allelic co-adaptation in the offspring and again lead to reduced plant fitness (i.e. outbreeding depression). Inbreeding and outbreeding may also increase plant vulnerability to natural enemies by altering plant quality or defence. The effects of ...Expand abstract
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The role of inbreeding and outbreeding in herbivore resistance and tolerance in Vincetoxicum hirundinaria.
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