Université de Fribourg

Genetic diversity in Cypripedium calceolus (Orchidaceae) with a focus on north-western Europe, as revealed by plastid DNA length polymorphisms

Fay, Michael F. ; Bone, Ruth ; Cook, Peter ; Kahandawala, Imalka ; Greensmith, Jennifer ; Harris, Stacey ; Pedersen, Henrik Æ. ; Ingrouille, Martin J. ; Lexer, Christian

In: Annals of Botany, 2009, vol. 104, no. 3, p. 517-525

Background and Aims: Cypripedium calceolus, although widespread in Eurasia, is rare in many countries in which it occurs. Population genetics studies with nuclear DNA markers on this species have been hampered by its large nuclear genome size. Plastid DNA markers are used here to gain an understanding of variation within and between populations and of biogeographical patterns. Methods: Thirteen...