Developmental instability of gynodioecious Teucrium lusitanicum

Evolutionary Ecology
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Abstract

Developmental instability was assessed in two geographical races of Teucrium lusitanicum using morphometric measures of vegetative and reproductive structures. T. lusitanicum is a gynodioecious species. Male sterile (female) individuals showed greater developmental instability at all sites. Plants located inland had higher developmental instability of vegetative characters and lower developmental instability of reproductive characters than coastal plants. These results support the contentions that (1) developmental instability is affected more by the disruption of co-adapted gene complexes than by lower heterozygosity, and (2) different habitat characteristics result in the differential response of vegetative and reproductive structures.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Developmental instability of gynodioecious Teucrium lusitanicum
Series title Evolutionary Ecology
DOI 10.1023/A:1006502922611
Volume 12
Issue 1
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 14 p.
First page 21
Last page 34