Pollen loads and progeny vigor in Cucurbita pepo: the next generation

C. D. Schlichting, A. G. Stephenson, L. E. Small

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Pollen competition appears to play a real but minor role in the production of differences in vigor between progeny arising from low versus high pollen loads. In Black Beauty bush cv. of zucchini, maternal effects, pollen-pistil interactions, or nonrandom patterns of seed abortion must play important roles as well. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1358-1372
Number of pages15
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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