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The Effects of Cross & Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom

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"The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the VegetableKingdomis a book on evolution in plants by Charles Darwinfirst published in 1876In this book Darwin providesexperimental evidence for a hypothesis stated in his famed book of 1859Origin of Speciesthat "... in none [i.eplant] [...] can self-fertilisation go on for perpetuity" (Origin p101). He reports on experiments conducted on over 60different species of plantswhere he used controlled pollinations in order to produce self-fertilised and cross-fertilised descendantsThrough growth experiments of this progenyhe concluded that self-fertilised progenyperformed poorer in most species and for most traits measuredThus he showed that inbreeding may have severedetrimental effects on progenyWhile this idea was accepted by manye.gplant and animal breedersDarwin'sbook provided overwhelming experimental support for this ideaThis book has remained the starting point for thestudy of inbreeding and is cited in scientific papers to this effect to this day.

"The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the VegetableKingdom" is a book on evolution in plants by Charles Darwin, first published in 1876. In this book Darwin providesexperimental evidence for a hypothesis stated in his famed book of 1859, Or
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