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Evolutionary and ecological bases for selective fruit maturation in Asclepias

Susan Stone Bookman

Evolutionary and ecological bases for selective fruit maturation in Asclepias

by Susan Stone Bookman

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asclepiadaceae.

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    Statementby Susan Stone Bookman.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 107 leaves, bound :
    Number of Pages107
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16535748M

      Alternatively, ecological mechanisms, such as competition for resources, may exert distinct selective forces on the sexes resulting in the evolution of SD. Here, intraspecific competition in species-poor communities may allow divergent selection between the sexes (rather than between species), resulting in sexual niche segregatation [ 12, Abstract. Interactions between pollinators and nectar-producing flowers are usually assumed to be mutualistic, but the exploitative basis of these relationship.

    Bats are not rodents, although many people think of them as mice with wings, and indeed, the members of the genus Myotis (including the common Little Brown Bat, Myotis lucifugus) are called mouse-eared they only have one pup per year (a few have twins or up to four), and live twelve to thirty or more years, depending on the species. Asclepias flowers look like crowns, with the corolla reflexed and hoods elevated above the corolla. Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is a hairy perennial with stems ascending to erect. The leaves are opposite, persistent, with short petioles, elliptic to ovate blades, and bases rarely cordate and clasping.

    Whether the selective pressures that drove the evolution of dexterous hand grasping involved the collection of fruit or predation on mobile insects remains an area of debate. The sepals tilt towards the ground with yellowish blotches at the base; it is the most eye catching part of the flower. The stamens and pistols are hidden between the sepals and the styles (the top petal like structure above the sepals) making pollination selective to certain species. The plant has a bluntly angled inferior ovary bellow the flower.


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Evolutionary and ecological bases for selective fruit maturation in Asclepias. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Botany, Washington State University. Bechard, M. Factors affecting nest productivity of Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) in southeastern Washington.

Bookman, Susan Stone. The floral morphology of Asclepias speciosa (Aslepiadaceae) in relation to pollination and a clarification in terminology for the genus. American Journal of Botany. 68(5): [] Bookman, Susan Stone. Costs and benefits of flower abscission and fruit abortion in Asclepias speciosa.

Ecology. 64(2. Fruit flies. One of the first of a new wave of experiments using this strategy was the laboratory "evolutionary radiation" of Drosophila melanogaster populations that Michael R.

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Wilson published Sociobiology, which was viewed by most people at the time to be the most important evolutionary theory since. Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits (characteristics) by choosing which typically animal or plant males and females will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.

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Fruit samples were taken at five stages of fruit development from the apple cultivar “Greensleeves”: 18 days after bloom (DAB) (active cell division), 37 DAB (the end of cell division), 67 DAB. Jaborosa integrifolia exhibits stigma-height polymorphism. There are individuals with flowers where anthers and stigma are at the same height but the rule is variable herkogamy, the most common type (75%) being that with an exerted stigma.

Self- and cross-tubes did not differ in their capability to reach the ovary (t = −,P growth rate ( ±. "Seeing that fruits are evolutionary adaptations for seed dispersal, the key to understanding fruit evolution rests in understanding what animals were eating the fruits in the past," he explains.

Willson MF, Price PW () The evolution of inflorescence size in Asclepias (Asclepiadaceae). Evolution – Google Scholar Willson MF, Price PW () Resource limitation of fruit and seed production in some Asclepias species.

Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different periods or epochs in time. Convergent evolution creates analogous structures that have similar form or function but were not present in the last common ancestor of those groups. The cladistic term for the same phenomenon is recurrent evolution of flight is a classic.

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buds are located near the base of the plant (or main root) and on lateral roots 2. aerial growth continues as weather warms Evidence for selective fruit production in Asclepias [speciosa].

Evolution Burnside, O. Cultural, mechanical, and chemical control of common milkweed. Proc. coevolution: Evolution in two or more species, such as predator and its prey or a parasite and its host, in which evolutionary changes in one species influence the evolution of the other species.

Rosaceae is a family with ∼ species and an extraordinary spectrum of distinct fruits, including fleshy peach, apple, and strawberry prized by their consumers, as well as dry achenetum and follicetum with features facilitating seed dispersal, excellent for studying fruit evolution.

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