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dc.contributor.authorRudgers, Jenniferen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Stationen_US
dc.coverage.spatialAlpena State Roaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:43:06Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:43:06Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54692
dc.description.abstractThis study provides information supplemental to that found in floras on the morphology, phenology, habitat, distribution, and species associations of Silene antirrhina. To my knowledge, no significant research have been completed on this species, particularly on the function of its glutinous zones and on the occurrence of cleistogamy. The most important contribution of my work is in these two areas of its life history. Future research should involve further exploration of cleistogamy which might be combined with genetic studies of variation in cleistogamous versus chasmogamous individuals. The entire life cycle should be monitored to document whether or not cleistogamy develops only later in the season. Plants might also be monitored in timed intervals for pollinators. Other forms and varieties of Silene antirrhiza should be studied. The non-glutinous S. antirrhiza var. Deaneana could be compared to glutinous forms to deduce the function of the glutinous zones. Experimental manipulations of insect population sizes and species and alteration of the number of glutinous zones may also be important for confirming the advantage of glutinous zones. One also might experimentally alter resource availability of individuals to test for resource-based selective fruit abortion. In sum, future studies of Silene antirrhina could make important contributions to the study of plant reproductive ecology, population biology, the ecology of weedy species, and plant-insect interaction studies.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartDiagram or Illustrationen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectField Biology of Plantsen_US
dc.subject.otherBREEDINGen_US
dc.subject.otherBIOLOGYen_US
dc.subject.otherDISTRIBUTIONen_US
dc.subject.otherHABITATen_US
dc.subject.otherASSOCIATESen_US
dc.titleA study of Silene antirrhina, Sleepy Catchfly (Caryophyllaceae).en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54692/1/3133.pdfen_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 3133.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station.en_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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