Maternal effects in plants were recognized as long ago as 1909 (32). Recent evidence, primarily over the last 15-20 years, shows that maternal effects can contribute substantially to the phenotype of an individual, and as we show, this has important consequences for the interpretation and' design of both ecofogical and genetic studies. Following a discussion of the consequences of maternal effects and an analysis of the different ways these effects can be estimated, we review the evidence for maternal effects from the fields of physiological ecology, crop science, and quantitative genetics. We do not review all of the literature because that would be a monumental task; rather, we focus on representative studies from each of these fields. It is our contention that despite evidence that maternal effects can have a large inÂ fluence on offspring phenotype, few detailed studies have identified the specific causes of maternal effects, particularly in natural populations. MATERNAL EFFECTS: DEFINITIONS AND CAUSES Variation in an individual's phenotype may be determined not only by the genotype and environment of that individual but also by maternal effects, i.e. the contribution of the maternal parent to the phenotype of its offspring beyond the equal chromosomal contribution expected
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics – Annual Reviews
Published: Nov 1, 1987
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera