Publication Title: 
Comps et al. (1994)
Title: 
Estimation of Fagus sylvatica L mating system parameters in natural populations
Authors: 
Comps Bernard, Merzeau D, Letouzey J, Thiebaut Bernard
Publication Year: 
1994
Series Name: 
Annales des Sciences Forestieres (Paris)
Abstract: 
The mating system of beech (Fagus sylvatica L) was investigated using polymorphism at 4 allozyme loci and the multilocus model of Ritland and Jain (1981). Beech appears to be a highly outcrossing species: the outcrossing rate ranges from 0.94 to 1. No significant differences were found in outcrossing rates according to environmental factors or among or within trees. Comparison of single-locus and multilocus estimates indicated that little or no inbreeding occurred. Outcross pollen pool was not homogeneous and heterogeneity in pollen allelic frequencies was observed even among nearby trees. A possible explanation may be the temporal variability of the pollen pool due to variation in flowering time and to matings between phenologically synchronous trees.
Publication Species: 
Fagus sylvatica (European beech)
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
2
Page Numbers: 
163-173
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