Digest: Plant-pathogen coevolution extends to shifts in plant breeding systems

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Hawkins, N. J. 2019. Digest: Plant-pathogen coevolution extends to shifts in plant breeding systems. Evolution. 73 (3), pp. 628-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13687

AuthorsHawkins, N. J.

Plants and their pathogens are in a coevolutionary arms race. Some pathogens, such as anther smuts, use their host plants’ pollinators for spore dispersal. In the plant Dianthus pavonius, gynodioecy (having female and hermaphroditic plants) has evolved to reduce flowering duration and therefore limit exposure to anther smut pathogens. Bruns et al. (2018) show that this shift in breeding system has evolved as a disease escape mechanism.

Year of Publication2019
Journal citation73 (3), pp. 628-629
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13687
Open accessPublished as bronze (free) open access
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online21 Jan 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted07 Jan 2019
Copyright licenseCC BY

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