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Complex implications around a simple trait: ecological context determines the fecundity effects of corolla marcescence.

Authors
  • Herrera, Carlos M
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Botany
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
May 01, 2011
Volume
98
Issue
5
Pages
812–818
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1000474
PMID: 21613183
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The hypothesis that ecological context is a major determinant of the fitness value of corolla marcescence was supported. In N. longispathus, corolla marcescence will be a maladaptive trait in situations in which pollinators and fruit predators are simultaneously abundant, but will be a neutral character in the absence of fruit predators, irrespective of pollinator service.

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