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Trends Ecol Evol. 1986 Sep;1(3):72-5. doi: 10.1016/0169-5347(86)90021-2.

Onset of reproduction in plants: Size-versus age-dependency.

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  • Elizabeth Lacey is at the Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA.


Understanding the roles of age and size in the timing of first reproduction or flowering in plants has become a goal for those investigating the evolution of life cycle patterns in general. Here I review the studies that are helping to clarify these roles, and indicate some directions for future research.

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