Sex and size in cosexual plants

Klinkhamer, P.G.L., Jong, T.J. de, & Metz, J.A.J. (1997). Sex and size in cosexual plants. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 10.1016/S0169-5347(97)01078-1.

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There are conceptual and practical difficulties in measuring the exact shape of fitness-gain curves and sex allocation, and these hamper empirical testing of some of the basic predictions of sex allocation theory for plants. Nevertheless, our knowledge of the processes that shape fitness-gain curves allows us to formulate hypotheses to test predictions of sex allocation theory. One such hypothesis is that plants adjust their gender according to size. The connection between plant size and gender was generally thought to be weak. Recent data, however, suggest that size-dependent sex allocation (SDS) is a common phenomenon in hermaphrodites and other cosexual plants.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Adaptive Dynamics Network (ADN)
Bibliographic Reference: Trends in Ecology & Evolution; 12(7):260-265 (July 1997)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:08
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:15

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