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Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill. is the only indigenous wild apple species in Europe and recognized as rare and endangered species. An important prerequisite for the preservation of M. sylvestris is the identification of ‘true type’ M. sylvestris individuals because hybrids with cultivated apple could be also occurred. In this study variations among 625 putative(More)
The present study investigated genetic diversity, structure and hybridization in a collection of the endangered wild pear species Pyrus pyraster (L.) Burgd. A total of 278 putative ‘true type’ P. pyraster trees originating from seven populations in the federal state of Saxony in Germany were analyzed along with 35 pear cultivars commonly cultivated in(More)
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