Université de Neuchâtel

Hybridization rates between lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and its wild relative (L. serriola) under field conditions

D'Andrea, Luigi ; Felber, François ; Guadagnuolo, Roberto

In: Environmental Biosafety Research, 2008, vol. 7, p. 61-71

Hybridization and introgression between crops and wild relatives may have important evolutionary and ecological consequences such as gene swamping or increased invasiveness. In the present study, we investigated hybridization under field conditions between crop lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and its wild relative prickly lettuce (L. serriola), two cross-compatible, predominantly...