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Sympatric bromeliad species (Pitcairnia spp.) facilitate tests of mechanisms involved in species cohesion and reproductive isolation in Neotropical inselbergs

Palma-Silva, Clarisse ; Wendt, T. ; Pinheiro, Fábio ; Barbará, Thelma ; Fay, Michael F. ; Cozzolino, Salvatore ; Lexer, Christian

In: Molecular Ecology, 2011, vol. 20, no. 15, p. 3185–3201

The roles of intra- and interspecific gene flow in speciation and species evolution are topics of great current interest in molecular ecology and evolutionary biology. Recent modelling studies call for new empirical data to test hypotheses arising from the recent shift from a ‘whole-genome reproductive isolation’ view to a ‘genic’ view of species and speciation. Particularly scarce (and...

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Genetic structure and introgression in riparian populations of Populus alba L.

Castiglione, S. ; Cicatelli, A. ; Lupi, R. ; Patrignani, G. ; Fossati, T. ; Brundu, G. ; Sabatti, M. ; Loo, M. van ; Lexer, Christian

In: Plants Biosystems, 2010, vol. 144, no. 3, p. 656-668

White poplar (Populus alba) is a widespread species of the northern hemisphere. Introgressed populations or hybrid zones with the related species of the European aspen (Populus tremula) have been suggested as potential venues for the identification of functionally important variation for germplasm conservation, restoration efforts and tree breeding. Data on the genetic diversity and structure of...