A new scenario for the quaternary history of European beech populations: palaeobotanical evidence and genetic consequences.
The largely complementary palaeobotanical and genetic data indicate that beech survived the last glacial period in multiple refuge areas and the modern genetic diversity was shaped over multiple glacial-interglacial cycles.
Diverging trends between heterozygosity and allelic richness during postglacial colonization in the European beech.
The decrease of allelic richness and the simultaneous increase of H during postglacial recolonization was attributed to several processes that differentially affect the two diversity parameters, such as bottlenecks due to long-distance founding events, selection during population establishment, and increased gene flow at low population densities.
Postglacial range expansion and its genetic imprints in Abies alba (Mill.) — A synthesis from palaeobotanic and genetic data
Ash Species in Europe: Biological Characteristics and Practical Guidelines for Sustainable Use
Revisiting tree-migration rates: Abies alba (Mill.), a case study
- R. Cheddadi, H. Birks, H. Laborde
- Environmental Science, GeographyVegetation History and Archaeobotany
- 1 March 2014
This study shows that integrating fossil pollen records can improve simulations of dispersal processes and, thus, allow for better predictions of future changes in tree species’ ranges.
Admixture of genetic lineages of different glacial origin: a case study of Abies alba Mill. in the Carpathians
- D. Gömöry, L. Paule, D. Krajmerová, Ivana Romšáková, R. Longauer
- BiologyPlant Systematics and Evolution
- 5 January 2012
It is demonstrated that in silver fir as a wind-dispersed species, the colonization front is quite continuous, and the survival of migrant seeds in already established populations is low, but pollen dispersal distance is lower than suggested by earlier studies.
Genetic differentiation of oak populations within the Quercus robur/Quercus petraea complex in Central and Eastern Europe
- D. Gömöry, I. Yakovlev, P. Zhelev, Jarmila Jedináková, L. Paule
- Environmental Science, BiologyHeredity
- 12 May 2001
Genetic structure of 25 indigenous populations of sessile and pedunculate oaks (Quercus petraea and Q. robur) was investigated using isozyme markers, finding one locus, coding for a substrate-nonspecific dehydrogenase, differentiated the two species.
Chloroplast DNA variation of white oaks in northern Balkans and in the Carpathian Basin
Trade-off between height growth and spring flushing in common beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)
Stabilizing selection, selective pressure on early leaf flushing of juveniles in dense natural beech stands, and epigenetic regulation of budburst are proposed as explanations for these observations.