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Polyploidy and the sexual system: what can we learn from Mercurialis annua?

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The evolutionary success of polyploidy most directly requires the ability of polyploid individuals to reproduce and transmit their genes to subsequent generations. As a result, the sexual system (i.e. the mating system and the sex allocation of a species) will necessarily play a key role in determining the fate of a new polyploid lineage. The effects of the sexual system on the evolution of polyploidy are complex and interactive. They include both aspects of the genetic system, the genetic lo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
Role:
Author
Host title:
BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY
Volume:
82
Issue:
4
Pages:
547-560
Publication date:
2004-08-01
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EISSN:
1095-8312
ISSN:
0024-4066
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pubs:39199
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uuid:8f5e3c17-a0ac-4d9a-8f8a-aff3023a2c79
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pubs:39199
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39199
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2012-12-19

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