Clonal dynamics in western North American aspen (Populus tremuloides)

@article{Mock2008ClonalDI,
  title={Clonal dynamics in western North American aspen (Populus tremuloides)},
  author={Karen E. Mock and Carol A. Rowe and Mevin B. Hooten and J. Andrew DeWoody and Valerie D. Hipkins},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17}
}
Clonality is a common phenomenon in plants, allowing genets to persist asexually for much longer periods of time than ramets. The relative frequency of sexual vs. asexual reproduction determines long‐term dominance and persistence of clonal plants at the landscape scale. One of the most familiar and valued clonal plants in North America is aspen (Populus tremuloides). Previous researchers have suggested that aspen in xeric landscapes of the intermountain west represent genets of great… 
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