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Interpretation of patterns of genetic variation in endemic plant species of oceanic islands
Oceanic islands offer special opportunities for understanding the patterns and processes of evolution. The availability of molecular markers in recent decades has enhanced these opportunities,Expand
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Oceanic currents, not land masses, maintain the genetic structure of the mangrove Rhizophora mucronata Lam. (Rhizophoraceae) in Southeast Asia
Aim Mangroves are intertidal plants with sea-dispersed propagules, hence their population structure can offer valuable insights into the biogeographical processes driving population subdivision inExpand
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Strong genetic structure over the American continents and transoceanic dispersal in the mangrove genus Rhizophora (Rhizophoraceae) revealed by broad-scale nuclear and chloroplast DNA analysis.
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY The global distribution of mangroves is attributed to interactions between long-distance propagule dispersal and geographical barriers, which are manifest inExpand
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Occurrence and distribution of Vibrio spp., Listonella spp., and Clostridium botulinum in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan.
The distribution of Vibrio species in samples of surface water, bottom water (water 2 m above the sediment), and sediment from the Seto Inland Sea was studied. A simple technique using a membraneExpand
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Anagenetic speciation in Ullung Island, Korea: genetic diversity and structure in the island endemic species, Acer takesimense (Sapindaceae)
Anagenetic speciation is an important mode of speciation in oceanic islands; one-fourth of the endemic plants are estimated to have been derived via this process. Few studies, however, haveExpand
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Origin and diversification of Hibiscus glaber, species endemic to the oceanic Bonin Islands, revealed by chloroplast DNA polymorphism
Two woody Hibiscus species co‐occur in the Bonin Islands of the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Hibiscus glaber Matsum. is endemic to the islands, and its putative ancestral species, Hibiscus tiliaceusExpand
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Genetic consequences of anagenetic speciation in Acer okamotoanum (Sapindaceae) on Ullung Island, Korea.
BACKGROUND AND AIM Anagenesis (also known as phyletic speciation) is an important process of speciation in endemic species of oceanic islands. We investigated genetic variation in Acer okamotoanum,Expand
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Phylogeography and genetic structure of Hibiscus tiliaceus— speciation of a pantropical plant with sea‐drifted seeds
Phylogenetic relationships and the spatial genetic structure of a pantropical plant with sea‐drifted seeds, Hibiscus tiliaceus L., and its allied species were investigated. The combined distributionExpand
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Genetic differentiation and phylogeography of partially sympatric species complex Rhizophora mucronata Lam. and R. stylosa Griff. using SSR markers
BackgroundMangrove forests are ecologically important but globally threatened intertidal plant communities. Effective mangrove conservation requires the determination of species identity, managementExpand
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Gene flow and population subdivision in a pantropical plant with sea‐drifted seeds Hibiscus tiliaceus and its allied species: evidence from microsatellite analyses
The genetic differentiation and structure of Hibiscus tiliaceus, a pantropical plant with sea‐drifted seeds, and four allied species were studied using six microsatellite markers. A low level ofExpand
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