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Disassortative mating, sexual specialization, and the evolution of gender dimorphism in heterodichogamous Acer opalus.

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In sexually polymorphic species, the morphs are maintained by frequency-dependent selection through disassortative mating. In heterodichogamous populations in which disassortative mating occurs between the protandrous and protogynous morphs, a decrease in female fitness in one morph is hypothesized to drive sexual specialization in the other morph, resulting in dimorphic populations. We test these ideas in a population of the heterodichogamous species, Acer opalus. We assessed both prospectiv...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
62
Issue:
7
Pages:
1676-1688
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:b9ab1266-a6e7-4dfd-b931-0f2f98abe9c5
Source identifiers:
40828
Local pid:
pubs:40828

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