Sexual Hieracium pilosella plants are better inter-specific, while apomictic plants are better intra-specific competitors

Article, Other literature type English OPEN
Sailer, Christian; Schmid, Bernhard; Stöcklin, Jürg; Grossniklaus, Ueli;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Embargo end date: 2014
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2014.01.001, doi: 10.5167/uzh-97256
  • Subject: Apomixis, Sexuality, Inter-specific competition, Intra-specific competition, Invasiveness | Department of Plant and Microbial Biology | 580 Plants (Botany) | Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies | Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center | 590 Animals (Zoology) | 570 Life sciences; biology

Apomixis, asexual reproduction through seeds, occurs in over 40 plant families. This widespread phenomenon can lead to the fixation of successful genotypes, resulting in a fitness advantage. On the other hand, apomicts are expected to lose their fitness advantage if the... View more