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Random amplification polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers were used to assess the genetic variations and the evolutionary relationships among all 14 individuals of a critically endangered Euryodendron excelsum (Theaceae) population distributed in Ba Jia Zhen, Yangchun, Guangdong, China. Twenty-three random primers detected 156 sites, out of which 95 (60.26%) were(More)
Invasive plants such as Mikania micrantha provide valuable opportunities for studying population genetic consequences of rapid range expansion. Twenty-eight populations of M. micrantha throughout its introduced range in southern China were examined by using intersimple sequence repeat markers. Population genetic parameters were estimated by Bayesian(More)
Sequences of chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) atpB–rbcL intergenic spacers of individuals of a tree fern species, Alsophila spinulosa, collected from ten relict populations distributed in the Hainan and Guangdong provinces, and the Guangxi Zhuang region in southern China, were determined. Sequence length varied from 724 bp to 731 bp, showing length polymorphism, and(More)
Taxus chinensis var. mairei is an endangered and economically important tree species in China. Four polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed and characterized using the fast isolation by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) of sequences containing repeats (FIASCO) protocol. Polymorphism of each locus was quantified for five natural(More)
Sciadopitys verticillata is an evergreen conifer and an economically valuable tree used in construction, which is the only member of the family Sciadopityaceae. Acquisition of the S. verticillata chloroplast (cp) genome will be useful for understanding the evolutionary mechanism of conifers and phylogenetic relationships among gymnosperm. In this study, we(More)
Euryodendron excelsum is a critically endangered Ternstroemiaceae species endemic to southern China, with only 14 individuals surviving in Ba Jia Zhen of Yangchun, Guangdong Province. Intersimple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers were used to assess genetic variation and relationships among these individuals. Population genetic parameters were estimated by a(More)
Cephalotaxus oliveri is an endangered tertiary relict conifer endemic to China. The species survives in a wide range from west to east with heterogeneous climatic conditions. Precipitation and temperature are main restrictive factors for distribution of C. oliveri. In order to comprehend the mechanism of adaptive evolution to climate variation, we employed(More)
The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Torreya fargesii (Taxaceae), a relic plant endemic to China, is presented in this study. The genome is 137 075 bp in length, with 35.47% average GC content. One copy of the large inverted repeats is lost from this genome. The T. fargesii chloroplast genome encodes 118 unique genes, in which trnI-CAU, trnQ-UUG,(More)
The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Amentotaxus argotaenia was determined in this study. The genome is 136 657 bp in length and lacks one inverted repeat region. The overall GC content of the genome is 35.85% (protein-coding genes, 36.90%; tRNA genes, 53.31%; rRNA genes, 52.99%; introns, 36.10%; intergenic spacers, 31.03%). The A. argotaenia(More)
Two fundamental questions on how invasive species are able to rapidly colonize novel habitat have emerged. One asks whether a negative correlation exists between the genetic diversity of invasive populations and their geographic distance from the origin of introduction. The other is whether selection on the chloroplast genome is important driver of(More)