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Genetic variability of Italian southern Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) populations: the rear edge of the range
Understanding the genetic structure and diversity of edge populations can shed light on the role of peripheral populations and their relevance for conservation strategies. In this study, three… Expand
Genetic variation and divergence in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) within its natural range in Italy
- P. Belletti, D. Ferrazzini, A. Piotti, I. Monteleone, F. Ducci
- European Journal of Forest Research
- 22 January 2012
Twenty-one populations of Scots pine sampled over the entire Italian range of the species were analysed for genetic variation scored at nine nuclear SSR markers. The main aim of the work was to find… Expand
Spruce colonization at treeline: where do those seeds come from?
At treeline, selection by harsh environmental conditions sets an upward limit to arboreal vegetation. Increasing temperatures and the decline of traditional animal raising have favoured an upward… Expand
Comparison of pollen gene flow among four European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations characterized by different management regimes
The study of the dispersal capability of a species can provide essential information for the management and conservation of its genetic variability. Comparison of gene flow rates among populations… Expand
Transcriptome versus Genomic Microsatellite Markers: Highly Informative Multiplexes for Genotyping Abies alba Mill. and Congeneric Species
- D. Postolache, C. Leonarduzzi, +6 authors G. Vendramin
- Plant Molecular Biology Reporter
- 1 June 2014
The availability of high-resolution, cost-effective polymorphic genetic markers displaying Mendelian inheritance is a prerequisite for fine-scale population genetic analyses as well as informed… Expand
Conservation genetics of small relic populations of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in the northern Apennines
Abstract Small and isolated silver fir populations from the Emilian Apennines (northern Italy) were studied to assess their level of genetic variation and their relationship with Alpine populations.… Expand
Unexpected scenarios from Mediterranean refugial areas: disentangling complex demographic dynamics along the Apennine distribution of silver fir
Aim Mediterranean refugial areas are generally underrepresented in large-scale genetic surveys of forest trees. In the case of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.), this has led to divergent hypotheses… Expand
Within-Population Genetic Structure in Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Stands Characterized by Different Disturbance Histories: Does Forest Management Simplify Population Substructure?
The fine-scale assessment of both spatially and non-spatially distributed genetic variation is crucial to preserve forest genetic resources through appropriate forest management. Cryptic… Expand
Effect of habitat fragmentation on the genetic diversity and structure of peripheral populations of beech in Central Italy.
- S. Leonardi, P. Piovani, M. Scalfi, A. Piotti, R. Giannini, P. Menozzi
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of heredity
- 1 May 2012
Fragmentation can affect the demographic and genetic structure of populations near the boundary of their biogeographic range. Higher genetic differentiation among populations coupled with lower level… Expand
The importance of being natural in a human-altered riverscape: role of wetland type in supporting habitat heterogeneity and the functional diversity of vegetation
Human activities have dramatically affected the status of river ecosystems, mainly by completely altering their natural dynamics. One of the main questions in this regard is: 'How do the origin… Expand