Title: Reproductive consequences of mate quantity versus mate diversity in a wind-pollinated plant
Authors: Vandepitte, Katrien ×
Roldan Ruiz, Isabel
Honnay, Olivier #
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: Gauthier-Villars
Series Title: Acta Oecologica vol:35 issue:4 pages:548-553
Abstract: Since most pollen travels limited distances in wind-pollinated plants, both the local quantity and diversity of mates may limit female reproductive success. Yet little evidence exists on their relative contribution, despite the importance of viable seed production to population dynamics. To study how variation in female reproductive success is affected by the quantity versus the diversity of surrounding mates contributing pollen, we integrated pollination experiments, data on natural seed set and seed viability, and AFLP genetic marker data in the wind-pollinated dioecious clonal forest herb Mercurialis perennis.
ISSN: 1146-609X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plant Systematics and Ecology Section - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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