A Model for the Evolution of Self-Fertilization and Vegetative Reproduction.
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WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER
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It was shown in a simple model that a gene for selfing will be established in a population if and only if at least one of the selfing genotypes also contributes to random fertilization. The same conclusion is valid for vegetative reproduction and ameiotic parthenogenesis. This connection between selfing and the mating system is consistent with the much greater frequency of uniparental reproduction among plants than animals.
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