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Unformatted text preview: 2 plants Findings: o Alleles at most loci exhibited dominance o For 9 of 12 traits at least one locus explained more than 25% of variance (large-effect) o Some explained as much as 90% of the variance in a trait (Mendelian factors) The floral traits influence fitness Measured floral characteristics and planted F 2 individuals in the wild where they naturally co-occur F 2 individuals with large flowers and little yellow pigment are preferred by bees Hummingbirds preferred those with lots of purple pigment and lots of nectar Bred plants that were of the M. lewisii genotype except at the YUP locus which was homozygous for the M. cardinalis allele. The purple flower was 6x more attractive to bees than the yellow hybrid....
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