Université de Fribourg

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...