Cecilia F. Bessega

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The section Algarobia of genus Prosopis involves important natural resources in arid and semiarid regions of the world. Their rationale use requires a better knowledge of their biology, genetics and mating system. There are contradictory information about their mating system. Some authors claim they are protogynous and obligate outcrosser. However, some(More)
Prosopis represents a valuable forest resource in arid and semiarid regions. Management of promising species requires information about genetic parameters, mainly the heritability (h(2)) of quantitative profitable traits. This parameter is traditionally estimated from progeny tests or half-sib analysis conducted in experimental stands. Such an approach(More)
The estimation of genetic components of phenotypic variance is based on the resemblance between relatives. In natural populations of most forest tree species without genealogical information, a possible alternative approach is the use of relatedness estimates obtained indirectly from molecular marker data. Heritability (h 2) is then estimated from the(More)
Genetic variability, population structure and differentiation among 17 populations of 5 species and 2 natural interspecific hybrids of section Algarobia of genus Prosopis were analyzed from data of 23 isozyme and 28 RAPD loci. Both markers indicated that the studied populations are highly variable. P. alba populations in average showed lower values of(More)
The Chaqueña Biogeographic Province, in South America, is the main diversity centre of Prosopis. A group of sympatric species of Section Algarobia in this region constitutes a syngameon, characterised by frequent hybridization and introgression. These processes have been postulated as responsible for the low genetic differentiation observed among species(More)
Prosopis species constitute a very important resource in arid and semiarid regions. Some species of section Algarobia hybridise and introgress naturally in areas of sympatry. According to previous isoenzymatic studies these species have high variability within populations. However, the genetic differentiation among species was very low, and these markers(More)
Acacia caven is a South American species which shows remarkable climate tolerance and ecological adaptability; as such, this species is suitable for colonizing anthropogenically degraded sites. This species is widely distributed, and six varieties have been described based on both morphological traits and molecular markers. Moreover, Aronson (1992) suggests(More)
Prosopis species forests in Argentina are increasingly fragmented in the last years mainly by the deforestation activity without any reforestation strategy, the establishment of different crop plantations, and natural fires. The consequence of habitat fragmentation on the genetic potential of Prosopis alba requires a fine-scale analysis of population(More)
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY As only six useful microsatellite loci that exhibit broad cross-amplification are so far available for Prosopis species, it is necessary to develop a larger number of codominant markers for population genetic studies. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers obtained for Prosopis species from a 454 pyrosequencing run were(More)
Bayesian clustering as implemented in STRUCTURE or GENELAND software is widely used to form genetic groups of populations or individuals. On the other hand, in order to satisfy the need for less computer-intensive approaches, multivariate analyses are specifically devoted to extracting information from large datasets. In this paper, we report the use of a(More)