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Inbreeding depression in dioecious populations of the plant Mercurialis annua: comparisons between outcrossed progeny and the progeny of self-fertilized feminized males.

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Inbreeding depression is a key factor in the maintenance of separate sexes in plants through selection for the avoidance of self-fertilization. However, very little is known about the levels of inbreeding depression in dioecious species, obviously because it is difficult to self-fertilize males or females. We overcame this problem by clonally propagating males from lineages in a dioecious metapopulation of the European annual plant Mercurialis annua, feminizing some of them and crossing the f...

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10.1038/hdy.2009.21

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
Heredity
Volume:
102
Issue:
6
Pages:
600-608
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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EISSN:
1365-2540
ISSN:
0018-067X
URN:
uuid:b34d05b1-f74d-4217-ae2f-e088d8fc48a6
Source identifiers:
34649
Local pid:
pubs:34649
Language:
English
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