hermaphrodite individuals to better understand this sex polymorphism.
We conducted single-donor and two-donor pollination experiments and compared both fruit set and seed siring success, assessed with polymorphic microsatellite markers, of male and hermaphrodite individuals.
Single pollen donor crosses allowed us to verify the male function of hermaphrodites.
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However, pollen from hermaphrodites was much less proficient than male pollen, with males siring 10 times as many fruits in single donor pollination treatments.