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Phylogeography and allopatric divergence of cypress species (Cupressus L.) in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions
It is concluded that the formation of high mountain barriers separating deep valleys in the QTP and adjacent regions caused by various uplifts of the plateau since the early Miocene most likely promoted allopatric divergence in Cupressus by restricting gene flow and fixing local, species-specific haplotypes in geographically isolated populations. Expand
More introgression with less gene flow: chloroplast vs. mitochondrial DNA in the Picea asperata complex in China, and comparison with other Conifers
  • F. Du, R. Petit, JIAN QUAN LIU
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular ecology
  • 1 April 2009
It is found that cpDNA variation, although far from being fully diagnostic, is more species‐specific than mtDNA variation: four groups of populations were identified using cpDNA markers, all of them related to species or groups of species, whereas for mtDNA, geographical variation prevails over species differentiation. Expand
Direction and extent of organelle DNA introgression between two spruce species in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
The results underscore cryptic introgressions of organelle DNAs in plants and the importance of considering rates of gene flow and range shifts to predict direction and extent of interspecific genetic exchanges. Expand
The hypothesis that high intraspecific gene flow has accelerated cpDNA lineage sorting between these two pine species is supported and cpDNA variation across these two Pine species is more species specific than mtDNA variation and almost delimits taxonomic boundaries. Expand
Phylogeography of Quercus aquifolioides provides novel insights into the Neogene history of a major global hotspot of plant diversity in south‐west China
Aim Hotspots of biodiversity are often associated with areas that have undergone orogenic activity during recent geological history. Mountain uplifts are known to catalyse species radiation butExpand
Exploiting the Transcriptome of Euphrates Poplar, Populus euphratica (Salicaceae) to Develop and Characterize New EST-SSR Markers and Construct an EST-SSR Database
The large set of validated eSSRs identified in this work will have many potential applications in studies on P. euphratica and other poplar species, in fields such as population genetics, comparative genomics, linkage mapping, QTL, and marker-assisted breeding. Expand
An improved method for chloroplast genome sequencing in non-model forest tree species
A modified method for the isolation of intact chloroplasts is reported, which needs less than 0.5 g leaf material and can be applied to the reconstruction of chloroplast genomes for plant evolutionary studies, especially in non-model tree species. Expand
Species delimitation and biogeography of two fir species (Abies) in central China: cytoplasmic DNA variation
It is argued that the lack of concordance between morphological and molecular variation between the two fir species most likely reflects extensive ancestral polymorphism sharing for both forms of cytoplasmic DNA variation. Expand
The Tanaka Line shaped the phylogeographic pattern of the cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) in southwest China
The present study highlights the importance of historical climate change and topographical circumstances in shaping population structure across the Tanaka Line and scanned and analyzed genetic variation at three chloroplast DNA fragments within and among 17 natural populations. Expand
Different Natural Selection Pressures on the atpF Gene in Evergreen Sclerophyllous and Deciduous Oak Species: Evidence from Comparative Analysis of the Complete Chloroplast Genome of Quercus
Investigating the effects of selection events on shared protein-coding genes using the Ka/Ks ratio showed that significant positive selection had acted on the atpF gene of Q. aquifolioides compared to two deciduous oak species, and that there had been significant purifying selection in the chloroplast of evergreen sclerophyllous oak trees. Expand