• Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus Univ., Aarhus, Denmark
  • Adaptation, Experimental Evolution, Genome Evolution, Genotype-Phenotype, Molecular Evolution, Other, Population Genetics / Genomics, Quantitative Genetics
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The joint evolution of lifespan and self-fertilisation
Thomas Lesaffre, Sylvain Billiard

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Evolution of selfing & lifespan 2.0

Flowering plants display a staggering diversity of both mating systems and life histories, ranging from almost exclusively selfers to obligate outcrossers, very short-lived annual herbs to super long lived trees. One pervasive pattern that has attracted considerable attention is the tight correlation that is found between mating systems and lifespan [1]. Until recently, theoretical explanations for these patterns have relied on static models exploring the consequences of several non-mutually exc...


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