Late-acting system

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Late-acting system

Post by wtwt5237 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:54 pm

We all know that some flowers employ late-acting systems,in which the ovule aborts when fertilized or shortly after fertilized when the same flower's pollens fall on its stigma. But the abortion will make this flower lose one chance to spread its genes, though this chance will produce a inferior seed. Is that worth it? IMO, this system is quite uneffecient. Your ideas?

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