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Corpus Systématique Végétale

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Reproductive strategies of diploid and polyploid populations of arctic Draba ( Brassicaceae )

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  • Brassicaceae
  • Draba
  • Polyploidy
  • fixed heterozygosity
  • reproductive biology
  • protogyny
  • delayed selfing
  • seed set
  • inbreeding
  • mixed mating
  • Arctic-alpine plants
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  • Christian Brochmann
  • Botanical Garden and Museum, University of Oslo, Trondheimsveien 23B, N-0562, Oslo, Norway

132 cultivated populations (2x–16x) of 15 arctic-alpine species ofDraba were investigated to clarify a possible relationship between reproductive strategies and polyploid evolution in the genus. The populations were exclusively sexual and produced viable seed after spontaneous self-pollination, but showed large variation both in traits promoting cross-pollination and in autogamous fruit and seed set. Traits promoting cross-pollination, e.g., floral display, protogyny, and delayed selfing, were positively correlated, and these traits were negatively correlated with autogamous fruit and seed set. All diploid and many polyploid populations had high autogamous seed set and small, unscented, non-protogynous, and rapidly selfing flowers. In contrast, all populations with low autogamous seed set and large, scented, and strongly protogynous flowers with distinctly delayed selfing were polyploid. These results are consistent with those previously obtained from enzyme electrophoresis, suggesting that the genetically depauperate diploids are extreme inbreeders and that the highly fixed-heterozygous polyploids vary from extreme inbreeders to mixed maters. The reproductive data lend additional support to the hypothesis that allopolyploidy in arcticDraba serves as an escape from genetic depauperation caused by uniparental inbreeding at the diploid level.

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  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - evolutionary biology
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  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - genetique des eucaryotes. evolution biologique et moleculaire
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  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Plant Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
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  • 1 - science ; 2 - plant sciences
  • 1 - science ; 2 - evolutionary biology
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Plant Systematics and Evolution

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