Evolution of sprouting versus seeding inAspalathus linearis

  title={Evolution of sprouting versus seeding inAspalathus linearis},
  author={Michelle van der Bank and F. H. Bank and B-E. van Wyk},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
We have tested the hypothesis that reseeding is a plesiomorphic character state and that sprouting is a derived state inAspalathus linearis, and that the latter is an adaptation to ensure fire-survival in a fireprone environment. Samples of five seeder and four sprouter populations of A.linearis were examined by horizontal starch gel electrophoresis to assess the amount of genetic differentiation within and between sprouting and seeding populations, and to determine the extent of gene flow… 
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