Chloroplast DNA variation and reticulate evolution in sexual and apomictic sections of dandelions

@article{Wittzell1999ChloroplastDV,
  title={Chloroplast DNA variation and reticulate evolution in sexual and apomictic sections of dandelions},
  author={H{\aa}kan Wittzell},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={1999},
  volume={8}
}
  • H. Wittzell
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
Sequencing of the trnL–trnF intergenic spacer in chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) from 237 sexual and apomictic species of dandelions (genus Taraxacum) from Europe, Asia and arctic North America revealed 46 haplotypes, which differed mainly by a variable number of polymorphic tRNA pseudogenes next to the trnF gene. The haplotypes could be divided into 20 cpDNA lineages, but independent duplications and deletions of the pseudogene copies made it difficult to further reconstruct the phylogeny… 
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