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On models and methods pertaining to plant reproduction

Sinclair, Jordan [1], Kameyama, Yoshiaki [2], Kudo, Gaku [3].

Mating patterns in Daphne jezoensis: An application of NM+.

Mating patterns are vitally important in the evolution of plant populations.  Gene flow within and among populations influence many characteristics including genetic diversity, effective population size, and inbreeding depression rates.  The influence of gene flow is of particular importance when considering mating system evolution.  Daphne jezoensis is a gynodioecious shrub believed to be evolving towards dioecy.  Selfing rate, dispersal distance, and offspring success rate are examples of evolutionary factors that are influenced by mating system patterns, and impact the direction and rate of change within a population.  NM+ is a software program designed to use these factors to predict parentage of offspring and infer patterns of pollen-mediated gene dispersal.  Here, we apply NM+ to a population of D. jezoensis in Northern Japan to explore gene dispersal and the effects of this dispersal on mating system evolution.   

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1 - Rice University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 6100 Main Street MS-170, Houston, TX, 77005, USA
2 - Tokyo University of Agriculture, Regional Environmental Science, 1-1-1 Sakuragaoka, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 156-8502, Japan
3 - Hokkaido University, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Kita 10 Nishi 4 Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810, Japan


Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY09
Location: Summit/Boise Centre
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: SY09004
Abstract ID:118
Candidate for Awards:None

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