Effects of genotype identity and diversity on the invasiveness and invasibility of plant populations

@article{Vellend2009EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of genotype identity and diversity on the invasiveness and invasibility of plant populations},
  author={Mark Vellend and Emily B. M. Drummond and Hiroshi Tomimatsu},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={162},
  pages={371-381}
}
Genetic diversity within species is a potentially important, but poorly studied, determinant of plant community dynamics. Here we report experiments testing the influence of genotype identity and genotypic diversity both on the invasibility of a foundation, matrix-forming species (Kentucky bluegrass, Poa pratensis), and on the invasiveness of a colonizing species (dandelion, Taraxacum officinale). Genotypes of Kentucky bluegrass in monoculture showed significant variation in productivity and… CONTINUE READING