Investigated paternal effects on seedling performance in relation to patterns of fruit abortion using a series of experiments with various combinations of pollen donors and recipients. In eight of 14 experiments significant paternal effects on three or four dependent performance variables were detected. In six of the eight experiments with significant results the favored pollen recipient sired the more vigorous offspring. In general, therefore, patterns of fruit abortion with respect to outcross donor enhance progeny fitness. -from Authors
Published Article/Book Citation
Robert I. Bertin and Paul J. Peters. "Paternal Effects on Offspring Quality in Campsis radicans." The American Naturalist (1992) 140:1, 166-178. https://doi/10.1086/285408
Bertin, Robert I. and Peters, P. J., "Paternal effects on offspring quality in Campsis radicans" (1992). Biology Department Faculty Scholarship. 11.