Ming-shui Zhao

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Dysosma pleiantha, an important threatened medicinal plant species, is restricted in distribution to southeastern China. The species is capable of reproducing both sexually and asexually. In this study, inter-simple sequence repeat marker data were obtained and analyzed with respect to genetic variation and genetic structure. The extent of clonality,(More)
Sinocalycanthus chinensis, an endangered species endemic to China, is cultivated as an ornamental landscape tree in China. However, S. chinensis, Chimonanthus species and Calycanthus floridus are difficult to be distinguished in seedling market because of their similar morphological characters. In this study, ISSR (inter-simple sequence repeats) were(More)
Ginkgo biloba L., a “living fossil” and one of the most mysterious plant species, is the only extant representative of the isolated gymnosperm order Ginkgoales ( Zhou, 2009 ). It became extinct in North America and Europe, and only survived the recurrent glaciation as a relic in China ( Kwant, 2013 ). Recent molecular and ecological evidence strongly(More)
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY To investigate population genetics, phylogeography, and cultivar origin of Ginkgo biloba, chloroplast microsatellite primers were developed. • METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-one chloroplast microsatellite markers were identified referring to the two published chloroplast genomes of G. biloba. Polymorphisms were assessed on(More)
A experiment on leaf litter decomposition was carried out to evaluate the effects of UV-B radiation on the chemical composition and subsequent decomposition of leaf litter in humid subtropical forest systems. The leaf litter was derived from Cyclobalanopsis glauca seedlings exposed to elevated and ambient ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation treatments during(More)
Genetic changes over space and time provide insights into the relative roles of evolutionary factors in shaping genetic patterns within plant populations. However, compared with spatial genetic structure, few studies have been conducted on genetic changes over time. In this study, we used six polymorphic microsatellite loci to assess genetic variation of(More)
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