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Genetic variation of Avicennia marina in the costal area of Vietnam was examined using microsatellite and AFLP markers. By using five microsatellite loci a total of 21 alleles were detected. The average number of alleles per locus per population ranged from 1.667 to 3.000. The observed heterozygosity varied from 0.180 to 0.263, with an average of 0.210(More)
The genetic variation of Trigonobalanus verticillata, the most recently described genus of Fagaceae, was studied using chloroplast DNA sequences and AFLP fingerprinting. This species has a restricted distribution that is known to include seven localities in tropical lower montane forests in Malaysia and Indonesia. A total of 75 individuals were collected(More)
Generally, oaks dominate the broadleaf deciduous forests in Japan. The genetic variation in 6 cpDNA regions (trnT-trnL, trnL-trnF, atpB-rbcL, and trnH-psbA speacers, trnL intron, and matK gene) with regard to the Japanese oak (Quercus mongolica var. crispula) and 3 related species in the section Prinus (Q. serrata, Q. dentata and Q. aliena) was investigated(More)
Dipterocarpaceae, trees that dominate tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia consist of many economically and ecologically important species. We determined partial sequences of the PgiC gene from species of Shorea, Hopea, Neobalanocarpus, and Parashorea to elucidate phylogenetic relationships among the species of these genera, which have been regarded as(More)
The extent of tropical forest has been declining, due to over-exploitation and illegal logging activities. Large quantities of unlawfully extracted timber and other wood products have been exported, mainly to developed countries. As part of the export monitoring effort, we have developed methods for extracting and analyzing DNA from wood products, such as(More)
Genetic variation is usually high within populations, and differentiation is usually low among populations of wind-pollinated outcrossing trees. As a result, population contraction causes little change in the degree of genetic diversity and differentiation among populations. The aim of this work was to determine whether or not a recent population decline(More)
In order to elucidate the phylogeographical relationships and to find the past colonization routes of evergreen oak (Quercus phillyraeoides), we collected samples from 19 populations from the central to western part of Japan and examined chloroplast DNA sequence variation. We analyzed the genetic variation for four non-coding and one coding region and(More)
Tropical rainforests in South-East Asia have been affected by climatic fluctuations during past glacial eras. To examine how the accompanying changes in land areas and temperature have affected the genetic properties of rainforest trees in the region, we investigated the phylogeographic patterns of a widespread dipterocarp species, Shorea leprosula. Two(More)
Shorea javanica (Dipterocarpaceae) is an economically important dammar-producing tree, endemic to the tropical lowland forests of Sumatra and Java, Indonesia. However, its total population size is limited and this species is endangered. Shorea selanica is one of the very limited numbers of species in genus Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae) that grows in Wallacean.(More)
Geographical variation in soil bacterial community structure in 26 tropical forests in Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore) and two temperate forests in Japan was investigated to elucidate the environmental factors and mechanisms that influence biogeography of soil bacterial diversity and composition. Despite substantial environmental(More)