Lotus corniculatus regulates offspring quality through selective fruit abortion.

A. G. Stephenson, J. A. Winsor

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Abstract

Each inflorescence on Lotus corniculatus commonly aborts about half of its immature fruits. Natural patterns of fruit abortion produce mature fruits that contain significantly more seeds. Moreover, these progeny are more likely to germinate, are more vigorous as seedlings, and have greater reproductive output as adults. L. corniculatus selectively aborts those fruits with the fewest seeds and, by doing so, increases the average quality of its offspring. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-458
Number of pages6
JournalEvolution
Volume40
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Eugenic Abortion
Lotus corniculatus
abortion (plants)
Fruit
fruit
fruits
Seeds
seeds
seed
Inflorescence
reproductive performance
inflorescences
immatures
Seedlings
seedlings
seedling
Loteae

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Stephenson, A. G., & Winsor, J. A. (1986). Lotus corniculatus regulates offspring quality through selective fruit abortion. Evolution, 40(3), 453-458.
Stephenson, A. G. ; Winsor, J. A. / Lotus corniculatus regulates offspring quality through selective fruit abortion. In: Evolution. 1986 ; Vol. 40, No. 3. pp. 453-458.
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Lotus corniculatus regulates offspring quality through selective fruit abortion. / Stephenson, A. G.; Winsor, J. A.

In: Evolution, Vol. 40, No. 3, 01.01.1986, p. 453-458.

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