Jones, J. Matthew , Gibson, Phil .
Population structure and genetic diversity of the highly disjunct riparian shrub Alnus maritima (seaside alder) using microsatellites.
Alnus maritima (seaside alder) is a shade intolerant, riparian shrub whose formerly broad range has been sharply reduced since the Pleistocene to become the most highly disjunct woody species in North America. Previous population genetic studies using allozymes indicated high genetic heterogeneity among and low genetic diversity within the three regional population centers in Oklahoma, Georgia and the Delmarva Peninsula. Eleven simple-sequence repeat (SSR) microsatellite loci have been developed to analyze intraregional population structure and diversity of the endangered Oklahoma and Georgia populations. Future studies will include mating system and paternity analyses to inform conservation strategies of this highly threatened species.
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1 - University of Oklahoma, Botany and Microbiology, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK, 73019
2 - University of Oklahoma, Department of Botany and Microbiology, Norman, OK, 73019, USA
Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Location: Event Tent/Cliff Lodge
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM