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Divergent population genetic structure of the endangered Helianthemum (Cistaceae) and its implication to conservation in northwestern China

Posted date: January 10, 2017
Publication Year: 
2017
Authors: Su, Zhihao; Richardson, Bryce A.; Zhuo, Li; Jiang, Xiaolong
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: Article 2010.

Abstract

Population genetic studies provide a foundation for conservation planning, especially for endangered species. Three chloroplast SSRs (mtrnSf-trnGr, mtrnL2-trnF, and mtrnL5-trnL3) and the internal transcribed spacer were used to examine the population structure of Helianthemum in northwestern China. A total of 15 populations of the genus were collected. Nine chloroplast haplotypes and two nuclear genotypes were detected. Both the nuclear and chloroplast data showed two lineages in Helianthemum songaricum, respectively, distributed in Yili Valley and western Ordos Plateau. A total of 66.81% (p

Citation

Su, Zhihao; Richardson, Bryce A.; Zhuo, Li; Jiang, Xiaolong. 2017. Divergent population genetic structure of the endangered Helianthemum (Cistaceae) and its implication to conservation in northwestern China. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: Article 2010.