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Inbreeding Depression and Mixed Mating in Leptosiphon jepsonii: A Comparison of Three Populations
(East Carolina University, 2006-08)
Background and Aims: Inbreeding depression is thought to play a central role in the evolution and maintenance of cross-fertilization. Theory indicates that inbreeding depression can be purged with self-fertilization, ...
Are algal genes in nonphotosynthetic protists evidence of historical plastid endosymbioses?
(East Carolina University, 2009)
Background: How photosynthetic organelles, or plastids, were acquired by diverse eukaryotes is among the most hotly debated topics in broad scale eukaryotic evolution. The history of plastid endosymbioses commonly is ...