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The Evolution of Pollen Performance


Coflowering: causes and consequences of interspecific pollen interactions on the style.

All plants that co-flower are at risk of receiving pollen from heterospecifics as well as conspecifics, yet evidence indicates that plants vary widely in the degree that this occurs. We are just beginning to understand how quality and quantity of conspecific pollen receipt is affected by co-flowering community diversity and which ecological factors contribute to patterns of variation in amount and diversity of heterospecific pollen receipt. I draw from several studies in the lab to explore the causes and consequences of interspecies interactions on the style and reveal how these could shape trait evolution as well as both population genetic and community diversity

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1 - University Of Pittsburgh, Department Of Biological Sciences, 4249 Fifth Avenue & Ruskin, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260, USA

pollen dispersal.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY03
Location: Snake/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM
Number: SY03005
Abstract ID:113
Candidate for Awards:None

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