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Mimulus

 

a genus of low annual or perennial herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae; they are rarely subshrubs. There are approximately 100 species, distributed primarily in the nontropical areas of America, particularly in the west. Some species grow wild in Europe. In the USSR there are three wild species (Far East) and three imported species. Some varieties are cultivated as decorative border annuals because of the unusual form and color of their large, bilabiate corollas. The most frequently raised plants of this genus are Mimulus guttatus, M. luteus, and their hybrid form—M. tigrinus. M. tigrinus is distinguished by the various colors and markings on the underside of its corollas.

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Flower flip some of the differences between two populations of yellow monkeyflower are driven by genes that sit on an area of a chromosome that has been flipped (below).
1995) used an interval mapping approach to study divergence in floral traits between two species of monkeyflower (Mimulus).
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The quantitative genetics of mating system divergence in the yellow monkeyflower species complex.
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The purposes of this study are: (1) to determine whether there is inbreeding depression for six phenological and morphological traits in two annual populations of the common yellow monkeyflower Mimulus guttatus; and (2) to determine whether measurements of directional selection on these traits could be biased by the mating system.
Recent research on the wildflower Mimulus, also known as the monkeyflower, suggests that new species arise largely through mutations in a handful of genes with key functions, according to Toby Bradshaw and his colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle.
To this end, a companion paper applies this procedure to two populations of the common monkeyflower, Mimulus guttatus (Ritland and Ritland 1996).
In this paper, we use this marker-based method to estimate quantitative genetic parameters in two habitats of a common monkeyflower population.
Genetic differentiation, diversity, and inbreeding in the mountain monkeyflower (Mimulus caespitosus) of the Washington Cascades.
The taxa of the common monkeyflower species complex (Mimulus guttatus L.
Among the topics are rice; a molecular cytogenetic analysis of the structure, evolution, and epigenetic modification of major DNA sequences in centromers of Beta species; misdivision of centromeres; insights from the female meiotic drive in monkeyflowers into the population genetics of selfish centromeres; and the centromere-mediated generation of haploid plants.