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Seed germination of Fragaria vesca L. From atypical ecotopes of West Siberia

  • S. O. Baturin
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Abstract

Seed formation and seed germination rate were established to be essentially higher in Fragaria vesca L. populations growing in the ecotopes which are atypical for wood strawberry than in the standard ecotopes for the species. Having equal capabilities for cross-pollination and self-pollination, the plants exhibit higher level of xenogamy than autogamy when growing in atypical ecotopes. Xenogamy predomination promotes the gene diversity of the population, thus ultimately providing realization of the ecological plasticity of the species.

Key words

Fragaria vesca population autogamy xenogamy seed formation seed setting percentage seed germination atypical ecotope stress factors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. O. Baturin
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  1. 1.Institute of Cytology and GeneticsSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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