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Cross-species transferability and mapping of genomic and cDNA SSRs in pines
Two unigene datasets of Pinus taeda and Pinus pinaster were screened to detect di-, tri- and tetranucleotide repeated motifs using the SSRIT script. A total of 419 simple sequence repeats (SSRs) wereExpand
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"Contrasting patterns of selection at Pinus pinaster Ait. Drought stress candidate genes as revealed by genetic differentiation analyses".
The importance of natural selection for shaping adaptive trait differentiation among natural populations of allogamous tree species has long been recognized. Determining the molecular basis of localExpand
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Genetic structure of montane isolates of Pinus sylvestris L. in a Mediterranean refugial area
Aim  This work investigates the population genetic effects of periodic altitudinal migrations and interstadial fragmentation episodes in long-term Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) populations at aExpand
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Heterologous expression of a plant small heat-shock protein enhances Escherichia coli viability under heat and cold stress.
A small heat-shock protein (sHSP) that shows molecular chaperone activity in vitro was recently purified from mature chestnut (Castanea sativa) cotyledons. This protein, renamed here as CsHSP17. 5,Expand
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Molecular and palaeoecological evidence for multiple glacial refugia for evergreen oaks on the Iberian Peninsula
Aim  A multiple glacial refugia hypothesis for Mediterranean plant species was tested with the evergreen Quercus complex (Quercus suber L., Quercus ilex L. and Quercus coccifera L.) from the IberianExpand
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Gene flow and hybridisation in a mixed oak forest (Quercus pyrenaica Willd. and Quercus petraea (Matts.) Liebl.) in central Spain
Oaks are long-standing models for the study of gene flow and hybridisation. Temperate (Quercus petraea) and sub-Mediterranean (Quercus pyrenaica) oaks coexist in central Spain, showing remarkableExpand
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Epigenetic Variability in the Genetically Uniform Forest Tree Species Pinus pinea L
There is an increasing interest in understanding the role of epigenetic variability in forest species and how it may contribute to their rapid adaptation to changing environments. In this study weExpand
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Site-directed mutagenesis of active site residues in a class I endochitinase from chestnut seeds.
Despite the intensive research on plant chitinases, largely bolstered by their antifungal properties, little is known at present about the structure-activity relationships of these enzymes. Here weExpand
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Vulnerability to cavitation, hydraulic efficiency, growth and survival in an insular pine (Pinus canariensis).
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It is widely accepted that hydraulic failure due to xylem embolism is a key factor contributing to drought-induced mortality in trees. In the present study, an attempt is made toExpand
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Characterization of microsatellite loci in Ulmus minor Miller and cross‐amplification in U. glabra Hudson and U. laevis Pall.
We developed five microsatellites from Ulmus minor using an AFLP protocol followed by an enrichment step, with biotinylated primers containing tandem repeats. Loci were characterized using a total ofExpand
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