Influence of pollinator visitation patterns on multple mating in flowering plants

Date & time

21 July 2011

Location

Gould Wing Seminar Room, Building 116 Daley Rd, ANU

Contacts

 Professor Rod Peakall
 +61 2 6125 0022

Description

Associate Professor Jeff Karron
Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Multiple mating occurs frequently in plants and animals and is thought to increase the number, quality and genetic diversity of offspring mothered or sired. Since animal‑pollinated plants cannot directly control gamete receipt or export, they must depend on movements of pollinators that often fail to optimize the quantity or quality of pollen deposited on stigmas. My research explores how the stochastic nature of
pollinator visits as well as variation in floral traits influences mate diversity within fruits....more

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