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dc.contributor.authorSchouppe, Dorienen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBrys, Reinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVallejo-Marin, Marioen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJacquemyn, Hansen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-19T22:27:52Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-19T22:27:52Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-21en_UK
dc.identifier.other46410en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25364-
dc.description.abstractFloral traits and the relative contribution of autonomous selfing to total seed set varies geographically and is often driven by the availability and abundance of suitable pollinators and/or the presence of co-flowering relatives. In the latter case, competition for pollinator services and costs of hybridization can select for floral traits that reduce interspecific gene flow and contribute to prezygotic isolation, potentially leading to geographic variation in floral divergence between allopatric and sympatric populations. In this study, we investigated variation in floral traits and its implications on the capacity of autonomous selfing in both allopatric and sympatric populations of two closely related Centaurium species (Gentianaceae) across two distinct geographic regions (UK and mainland Europe). Although the magnitude and direction of floral differentiation varied between regions, sympatric populations were always significantly more divergent in floral traits and the capacity to self autonomously than allopatric populations. These results indicate that mating systems can vary substantially within a species and that the joint occurrence of plant species can have a major impact on floral morphology and capacity of autonomous selfing, most likely as a way to reduce the probability of interspecific interference.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_UK
dc.relationSchouppe D, Brys R, Vallejo-Marin M & Jacquemyn H (2017) Geographic variation in floral traits and the capacity of autonomous selfing across allopatric and sympatric populations of two closely related Centaurium species. Scientific Reports, 7, Art. No.: 46410. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep46410en_UK
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dc.subjectEvolutionary ecologyen_UK
dc.subjectPlant evolutionen_UK
dc.titleGeographic variation in floral traits and the capacity of autonomous selfing across allopatric and sympatric populations of two closely related Centaurium speciesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep46410en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid28429781en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleScientific Reportsen_UK
dc.citation.issn2045-2322en_UK
dc.citation.volume7en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailmario.vallejo@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date21/04/2017en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKU Leuvenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKU Leuvenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKU Leuvenen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000399986100001en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85038868633en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid529189en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5663-8025en_UK
dc.date.accepted2017-03-07en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2017-05-18en_UK
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