Estimation of the relative importance of sexual and vegetative reproduction in the clonal woodland herb Anemone nemorosa

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Anemone nemorosa is a perennial rhizomatous plant of European woodlands. The “probability of clonal identity” method estimated the relative proportion of sexual to vegetative reproduction in this species to be 4.4% from allozyme genotype distributions. This result is congruent with investigations on the germination, short-term demography, population genetics, and breeding system of this species, and supports the hypothesis that even low levels of seedling recruitment can maintain considerable intrapopulational genetic diversity.

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Received: 2 March 1998 / Accepted: 24 July 1998

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Holderegger, R., Stehlik, I. & Schneller, J. Estimation of the relative importance of sexual and vegetative reproduction in the clonal woodland herb Anemone nemorosa . Oecologia 117, 105–107 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004420050637

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  • Key wordsAnemone nemorosa
  • Clonal identity
  • Repeated seedling recruitment
  • Sexual reproduction
  • Vegetative reproduction