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A statistical Approach to the Study of Pollen Fitness

Pollen Fitness: Implications with Regard to Population Structure and Evolution
  • T. Caliński
  • E. Ottaviano
  • M. Sari Gorla
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Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 122)

Abstract

The theory of evolution based on natural selection assumes that individuals of a population differ with regard to adaptability to the environment where the population lives. As a consequence the contribution of each individual to the progeny generation, in terms of progeny size, differs. This contribution is referred to as fitness, and is expressed in a quantitative manner relative to a standard individual, generally the fittest of the population. Accordingly, fitness is a quantity varying from zero to one. The component characters producing this variability are: viability, reproductive ability and fertility.

Keywords

Style Length High Evolution Rate Pollen Tube Growth Rate Gametophytic Selection Haploid Phase 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Caliński
  • E. Ottaviano
  • M. Sari Gorla

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