Predicting evolutionary consequences of greater reproductive effort in Tripsacum dactyloides, a perennial grass

By Laura L. Jackson, Chester L. Dewald in Scientific Publications - April 14, 1994

Ecology, April 1994, Volume 75(3), pp. 627-641.

To test the prediction that a mutation causing greater reproductive effort will result in reduced vegetative vigor, we compared the seed production, growth, and carbohydrate status of normal and pistillate genotypes of the grass Tripsacum dactyloides differing in seed production by up to fourfold.

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