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Ecophysiology and genetic variation in domestication of Sphaeralcea and Shepherdia species for the Intermountain West


Sriladda, Chalita. 2011. Ecophysiology and genetic variation in domestication of Sphaeralcea and Shepherdia species for the Intermountain West. Logan, UT: Utah State University. 85 p. Dissertation.

Low-water landscaping is an essential tool for water conservation in the arid Intermountain West (IMW) for managing limited supplies and population-driven increased demand. The IMW harbors a large number of drought-tolerant native species that have potential for use in the low-water use landscape (LWL). However, many species are not available in the nursery trade due to their morphological confusion and establishment difficulty in the managed landscapes. The overall goal of this study is to elucidate morphological, ecophysiological, and genetic distinctions within two IMW native plant genera containing species with high urban low-water landscape potential.

Keywords: ecophysiology, genetic variation, domestication, Sphaeralcea, Shepherdia, Intermountain West


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Ecophysiology and genetic variation in domestication of Sphaeralcea and Shepherdia species for the Intermountain West
Electronic Publish Date: October 3, 2012
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October 3, 2012

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