Variable and sexually conflicting selection on Silene stellata floral traits by a putative moth pollinator selective agent

Juannan Zhou, Richard J. Reynolds, Elizabeth A. Zimmer, Michele R. Dudash & Charles B. Fenster
Conflicting selection is an important evolutionary mechanism since it impedes directional evolution and helps to maintain phenotypic variation. It can arise when mutualistic and antagonistic selective agents exert opposing selection on the same trait and when distinct phenotypic optima are favored by different fitness components. In this study, we test for conflicting selection through different sexual functions of the hermaphroditic plant, Silene stellata during its early and late flowering season. We find selection is consistently...
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