, Volume 77, Issue 3, pp 332-336

A model of kin-migration in plants

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Summary

Migrants between plant populations may represent a random sample of the donor population or may be related, being identical in the extreme. There is considerable potential for kin-structured migration in many plant species through the co-dispersal of seeds from single individuals. Through simulation experiments we have shown that the greater the level of relatedness of migrants, the less a given level of migration counterbalances the effect of genetic drift among populations.

Communicated by P. M. A. Tigerstedt