Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 143, Issue 4, pp 277–283 | Cite as

Reproductive characters associated with breeding behaviour inBeta sect.Beta (Chenopodiaceae)

  • M. F. B. Dale
  • B. V. Ford-Lloyd


Populations of different taxa withinBeta sect.Beta were compared using a number of floral and reproductive characters. Plants which were known to be self-incompatible (through S-allele incompatibility) were found to be morphologically distinct from those which were self-compatible, with the floral characteristics of the latter promoting their autogamy.

Key words

Angiosperms Chenopodiaceae Beta Reproductive biology allogamy versus autogamy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. B. Dale
    • 1
  • B. V. Ford-Lloyd
    • 2
  1. 1.Scottish Crop Research InstitutePentlandfield, RoslinMidlothianScotland, U.K.
  2. 2.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamEngland, U.K.

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