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Sex in Nonmotile Organisms

  • Yiannis Manetas
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Abstract

Plants cannot choose their mates, and instead assign to middlemen, i.e. wind and animal pollinators, the meeting of their reproductive cells. And, when times are tough, they may display selfing or cloning. The reproductive biology of plants, including seed dispersal, represents an incredible array of tricks, honest agreements, fidelity and deception, with more or less cost to those involved.

Keywords

Seed Dispersal Female Flower Male Flower Airborne Pollen Volatile Substance 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yiannis Manetas
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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