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Selection on pollen and pistil traits during pollen competition is affected by both sexual conflict and mixed mating in a self-compatible herb.

  • Åsa Lankinen
  • Henrik Smith
  • Stefan Andersson
  • Josefin Madjidian
Publishing year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 541-552
Publication/Series: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 103
Issue: 3
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Botanical Society of America

Abstract english

Although much attention has focused on the diversity of plant mating systems, only a few studies have considered the joint effects of mating system and sexual conflict in plant evolution. In mixed-mating Collinsia heterophylla, a sexual conflict over timing of stigma receptivity is proposed: pollen with a capacity to induce early onset of stigma receptivity secures paternity for early-arriving pollen (at the expense of reduced maternal seed set), whereas late onset of stigma receptivity mitigates the negative effects of early-arriving pollen. Here we investigated whether selection on pollen and pistil traits involved in sexual conflict is affected by the presence of both outcross- and self-pollen (mixed mating) during pollen competition.


  • Botany


  • ISSN: 1537-2197
Stefan Andersson
E-mail: stefan [dot] andersson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se



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Research group

Plant Biology



Doctoral students and Postdocs

PhD students, main supervisor

Gróa Valgerdur Ingimudardóttir

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