Accession Number:

ADA003724

Title:

A Model for the Evolution of Self-Fertilization and Vegetative Reproduction.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE