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Population genetics, molecular markers and the study of dispersal in plants
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The use of molecular markers in the population genetics approach to studying dispersal was reviewed and it was found that highly variable molecular markers, especially microsatellites, have facilitated a direct genetic approach to measuring gene flow, based on parental analyses. Expand
The rough edges of the conservation genetics paradigm.
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Five areas of the paradigm which could be refined are presented, i.e. the ‘rough’ edges of the conservation genetics paradigm, which include evidence that inbreeding depression may be a genotype-specific phenomenon, rather than a population parameter, and the need to integrate ecological and genetic approaches to the conservation of biodiversity. Expand
Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice.
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Before the real-world conservation potential of genomic research can be realized, current infrastructures need to be modified, methods must mature, analytical pipelines need to been developed, and successful case studies must be disseminated to practitioners. Expand
Conservation genetics in transition to conservation genomics.
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This work focuses on how the transition of conservation genetics to conservation genomics leads to insights into the dynamics of selectively important variation and its interaction with environmental conditions, and into the mechanisms behind this interaction. Expand
Unveiling below-ground species abundance in a biodiversity experiment: a test of vertical niche differentiation among grassland species
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The first application of a DNA-based technique that quantifies species abundances in multispecies root samples is presented, showing that the observed root responses are consistent with species-specific root recognition responses and thus may ultimately be responsible for the higher productivity at high plant species diversity. Expand
The interacting effects of genetic variation, habitat quality and population size on performance of Succisa pratensis
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The results suggest that there will be a continuing decline of the small populations of the perennial Succisa pratensis, due to deteriorating habitat conditions, decreased genetic variation and a reduced reproductive capacity. Expand
THE EFFECTS OF POPULATION SIZE AND PLANT DENSITY ON OUTCROSSING RATES IN LOCALLY ENDANGERED SALVIA PRATENSIS
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It is argued that effective management to preserve genetic variation in populations of S. pratensis should provide for the maintenance of high plant densities and outcrossing in hermaphrodites was promoted by high plant density and low frequencies of male steriles. Expand
Meta-analysis on the association of population size and life history with inbreeding depression in plants
Inbreeding is common in plants and can have considerable effects on population viability, because of inbreeding depression. Understanding what determines the magnitude of inbreeding depression is ofExpand
Unravelling below‐ground plant distributions: a real‐time polymerase chain reaction method for quantifying species proportions in mixed root samples
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This molecular technique is novel in the field of root ecology and its development overcame three challenges: determination of species‐specific DNA fragments, development and optimization of the real time PCR protocol, and designing a data treatment method based on a modified delta–delta‐cycle threshold analysis. Expand
INBREEDING EFFECTS ON RESISTANCE AND TRANSMISSION-RELATED TRAITS IN THE SILENE–MICROBOTRYUM PATHOSYSTEM
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The impact of inbreeding in the host plant Silene alba on its interaction with the anther-smut fungus Microbotryum violaceum is investigated and the percentage of infected individuals differed significantly among populations, lines, and inbreeding levels. Expand
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