“Pando” Lives: Molecular Genetic Evidence of a Giant Aspen Clone in Central Utah

  title={“Pando” Lives: Molecular Genetic Evidence of a Giant Aspen Clone in Central Utah},
  author={J. Andrew DeWoody and Carol A. Rowe and Valerie D. Hipkins and Karen E. Mock},
Abstract While clones of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides, Michx.) in the Intermountain West of North America are expected to be large, one putative genet in central Utah, identified from morphological evidence, has garnered particular attention for its size, even gaining the nickname “Pando” (Latin for “I spread”). In order to determine if a single genetic individual coincides with the morphological boundary of “Pando,” we sampled 209 stems on a 50-m grid throughout the putative clone for… 

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