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The evolution, ecology and genetics of sex determination in Mercurialis annua

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The allocation of resources to male or female progeny, or to male or female reproductive function more generally, is one of the most important life history decisions a sexually reproducing individual must ever make. Sex determination is thus a fundamental process, yet the mechanisms which control it are surprisingly diverse. In this thesis, I examine sex determination in the plant species Mercurialis annua L. (Euphorbiaceae). I assess the mechanism of sex determination operating in dioe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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