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On the problems of a closed marriage: celebrating Darwin 200.

Abstract:

Darwin devoted much of his working life to the study of plant reproductive systems. He recognized that many of the intricacies of floral morphology had been shaped by natural selection in favour of outcrossing, and he clearly established the deleterious effects of self-fertilization on progeny. Although Darwin hypothesized the adaptive significance of self-fertilization under conditions of low mate availability, he held that a strategy of pure selfing would be strongly disadvantageous in the ...

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10.1098/rsbl.2009.0142

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
Biology letters
Volume:
5
Issue:
3
Pages:
332-335
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
URN:
uuid:bcde9c02-67a5-4509-86b2-feb3fd653ac3
Source identifiers:
34697
Local pid:
pubs:34697

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