|2019-03-25 ||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 . Until recently, theoretical explanations for these patterns have relied on static models exploring the consequences of several non-mutually exc...