Contrasting patterns of clonality and fine-scale genetic structure in two rare sedges with differing geographic distributions

@article{Binks2015ContrastingPO,
  title={Contrasting patterns of clonality and fine-scale genetic structure in two rare sedges with differing geographic distributions},
  author={Rachel M. Binks and Melissa A. Millar and Margaret Byrne},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2015},
  volume={115},
  pages={235-242}
}
For plants with mixed reproductive capabilities, asexual reproduction is more frequent in rare species and is considered a strategy for persistence when sexual recruitment is limited. We investigate whether asexual reproduction contributes to the persistence of two co-occurring, rare sedges that both experience irregular seed set and if their differing geographic distributions have a role in the relative contribution of clonality. Genotypic richness was high (R=0.889±0.02) across the clustered… CONTINUE READING

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This is consistent with our prediction that limitations to sexual reproduction , via geographic isolation to effective gene exchange , can lead to greater contributions of asexual reproduction .
This is consistent with our prediction that limitations to sexual reproduction , via geographic isolation to effective gene exchange , can lead to greater contributions of asexual reproduction .
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