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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa; =M. sativa ssp. sativa) in Lithuania is sown as albuminous forage for cattle due to favourable climatic condition. Over many generations, alfalfa plants have escaped from cultivation fields into natural ecosystems and established wild populations. We collected and analyzed individuals from seventeen wild populations of M. sativa.(More)
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa subsp. sativa) was introduced to Lithuania as a fodder crop and now grows as a weed in natural ecosystems adjacent to its wild relative, sickle medic (M. sativa subsp. falcata). The hybrid form of these taxa, variegated alfalfa (M. sativa subsp. varia), is considered an invasive taxon due to its intensive spread. Here, we use(More)
The blue-berried honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea L.) is one of the most representative species of the genus Lonicera L. in horticulture. This article presents the results of research on the taxonomy of blue-fruited honeysuckles, which is quite complicated due to the phenotypic plasticity, ability to hybridize and distribution across different ecological(More)
The alien species Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers. is in an intensive spreading phase in Lithuania. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPDs) and inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSRs) assays were used to study the genetic structure of old and new invasive populations and to determine the most spread genotypes of this species in Lithuania. Pairwise genetic(More)
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