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Research Article

Non-Additive Effects of Genotypic Diversity Increase Floral Abundance and Abundance of Floral Visitors

  • Mark A. Genung mail,

    mgenung@utk.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Jean-Philippe Lessard,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Claire B. Brown,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Windy A. Bunn,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Melissa A. Cregger,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Wm. Nicholas Reynolds,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Emmi Felker-Quinn,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Mary L. Stevenson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Amanda S. Hartley,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Gregory M. Crutsinger,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Jennifer A. Schweitzer,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Joseph K. Bailey

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Published: January 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008711

About the Authors

Mark A. Genung, Jean-Philippe Lessard, Claire B. Brown, Windy A. Bunn, Melissa A. Cregger, Wm. Nicholas Reynolds, Emmi Felker-Quinn, Mary L. Stevenson, Amanda S. Hartley, Gregory M. Crutsinger, Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Joseph K. Bailey
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mgenung@utk.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MAG JPL CBB. Performed the experiments: MAG JPL CBB. Analyzed the data: MAG JPL CBB JS JB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GMC JS JB. Wrote the paper: MAG JPL CBB WAB MAC WNR EFQ MLS ASH JS JB.