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Microsatellite analysis of seed dispersal and parentage of saplings in bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa
TLDR
This study demonstrates the utility of microsatellite analysis for studying mating systems, seed dispersal and seedling establishment in natural plant populations.
Characterization of highly variable (GA/CT)n microsatellites in the bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa
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The results, indicating that (GA/CT)n microsatellites are both abundant and highly polymorphic in the bur oak genome, suggest that such genetic markers have tremendous potential for applications for studies of parentage, pollination and dispersal in temperate trees.
High levels of gene flow in bur oak revealed by paternity analysis using microsatellites
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This study provides direct evidence for high levels of long-distance pollination in a wind-pollinated species, and contradicts traditional models of wind pollination which suggest that clouds of pollen dissipate from the source to ineffectively low densities over short distances.
The use of microsatellite analysis in population biology: background, methods and potential applications.
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This chapter summarizes background information having implications for population studies, and attempts to provide a rationale and overview of methodology for microsatellite analysis.
Factors influencing male mating success in bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa
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Interestingly, none of these factors were strongly correlated with fertilization success, although weak but significant correlations with crown volume and distance were found, and the results further emphasize the importance of genetically identifying successful pollen donors rather than relying on patterns of physical movement of pollen.
POLYMORPHIC INDIAN RICEGRASS POPULATIONS RESULT FROM OVERLAPPING WAVES OF MIGRATION
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The ability of sympatric seed morphs to maintain their genetic identity is compatible with the hypothesis of a predominately autogamous breeding system, and these data support the hypothesis that local polymorphic populations result from overlapping waves of migration with distinct geographical origins.
CHANGING GENETIC STRUCTURE OF A SAVANNA BUR OAK POPULATION
Genetic relatedness among adult bur oaks and among saplings in a remnant savanna in Illinois was compared using data from four microsatellite loci for evidence of changes in genetic structure.