Kelsey L. Glennon

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Whole-genome duplication (polyploidy) occurs frequently and repeatedly within species, often forming new lineages that contribute to biodiversity, particularly in plants. Establishment and persistence of new polyploids may be thwarted by competition with surrounding diploids; however, climatic niche shifts, where polyploids occupy different niches than(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Microsatellites were developed for the widespread Helichrysum odoratissimum (Asteraceae) to estimate gene flow across diploid populations and to test if gene flow occurs among other closely related lineages within this genus. METHODS AND RESULTS Ten primer pairs were developed and tested using populations across South Africa; however,(More)
Morphological variation in plants can be affected by climate, which influences how species are identified as well as hypotheses of species divergence. We tested whether climatic niches were correlated with the observed morphological (leaf) variation of four geographically overlapping and reproductively similar Helichrysum species (Hilliard’s Group 4 in the(More)
‘Ecogeographic isolation’ describes the combined role of ecology and geography as a reproductive barrier, and an important component in speciation. Evidence increasingly shows that this form of isolation is important for maintaining the genetic integrity of populations and species. Further, ecogeographic isolation can be a reproductive barrier between(More)
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