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Reproductive Processes

Spurgeon, Alexandria [1], Krakos, Kyra [2].

The reproductive ecology of Castilleja coccinea in a Missouri glade habitat.

The morphology of a plant is important to study to understand how variables such as climate and habitat are affecting its reproductive ecology. Castilleja coccinea, a Missouri native, was used in this study for detecting morphological changes and pollen limitation during this drought year. Current morphological data was compared with past data to observe these differences, and pollination treatments were done on the C. coccinea to determine reproductive success. Compared with past years, glade morphology did change and the reproductive success decreased. The change in morphology and blooming time from a longer growing season can negatively affect a plant’s maintenance of its reproductive success from year to year. 


1 - Maryville University, Arts and Sciences, 1694 Irish Sea, High Ridge, MO, 63049, United States
2 - Maryville University, Arts and Sciences, 650 Maryville University Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63146, United States

Keywords:
reproductive biology
ecology.

Presentation Type: Poster This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PRP002
Abstract ID:277
Candidate for Awards:None


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