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High genetic diversity detected in the endemic Primula apennina Widmer (Primulaceae) using ISSR fingerprinting
Primula apennina Widmer is endemic to the North Apennines (Italy). ISSR were used to detect the genetic diversity within and among six populations representative of the species distribution range.Expand
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A serological contribution to the systematics of the genusLupinus (Fabaceae)
The immunological comparison of the seed reserve proteins suggests thatLupinus is a natural genus, the American and the Euro-African species belonging to the same stock. Among the Lupines of the OldExpand
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A reassessment of the sections of the genus Cytisus Desf. (Cytiseae, Leguminosae)
Recent morphological and molecular research on Cytisus and allied genera has produced a great deal of new data relevant to systematics, which have not yet been incorporated into a consistentExpand
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Taxonomic revision of Cytisus Desf. sect. Tubocytisus DC. (Fabaceae)
Summary Cytisus sect. Tubocytisus (= Chamaecytisus Link) is subdivided in five Series. The Series Nivariae, Spinescentes, Purpureae and Syriacae include one or few species each; all of these speciesExpand
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Pollen presentation, pollen-ovule ratios, and other reproductive traits in Mediterranean Legumes (Fam. Fabaceae - Subfam. Faboideae)
We studied the allocation of reproductive resources in 32 Mediterranean legume species. Correlations between main parameters were analysed at interspecific level. For each species we described theExpand
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Pollinator directionality as a response to nectar gradient: promoting outcrossing while avoiding geitonogamy.
Plants with multiple flowers could be prone to autonomous self-pollination and insect-mediated geitonogamy, but physiological and ecological features have evolved preventing costs related toExpand
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Molecular evidence for hybrid origin of Quercus crenata Lam. (Fagaceae) from Q. cerris L. and Q. suber L.
Abstract Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and Inter-Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR) markers were employed to examine samples from Quercus cerris, Q. suber and Q. crenata in order to test theExpand
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Small-size bees reduce male fitness of the flowers of Ononis masquillierii (Fabaceae), a rare endemic plant in the northern Apennines
Most plant species are visited by a diverse array of visitors that may contribute differently to reproductive success. In particular, the size of visitors, relative to flower size, may have severeExpand
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Genetic diversity in Cytisus aeolicus Guss. (Leguminosae), a rare endemite of the Italian flora
ABSTRACT Cytisus aeolicus Guss, is an endemic plant restricted to the isles of Vulcano, Stromboli and Alicudi in the Aeolian archipelago. All known populations were assayed for genetic variabilityExpand
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Reproductive ecology in the endemic Primula apennina Widmer (Primulaceae)
Abstract Disassortative mating in distylous self-incompatible species should result in the equilibrium of morph types in natural populations. Deviation from isoplethy may affect pollen transfer, andExpand
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