A complex marriage arrangement: New insights and unanswered questions in plant heterostyly

phys.org | 8/29/2016 | Staff
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The study of plant reproductive systems provides crucial insights into ecological interactions and the process of evolutionary change. Reproductive success is closely allied to overall fitness, and understanding the mechanisms and drivers of reproductive fitness can help us understand the causes and consequences of the remarkable diversity of plant reproductive strategies.

This special issue of New Phytologist explores the ecology, evolution and genetics of plant reproductive systems, a highly interdisciplinary area of research that has been championed and developed by Prof. Spencer Barrett. The collection has its origins in a symposium held in August 2018 to mark Prof. Barrett's retirement from the University of Toronto after 40 years.

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The symposium brought together leaders in the field to celebrate Prof. Barrett's outstanding career, and share new insights and views on the topic of plant reproduction. The New Phytologist Trust was delighted to support the symposium alongside the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, and to publish the landmark collection of articles that...
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