Gene transfer across species boundaries in bryophytes: evidence from major life cycle stages in Homalothecium lutescens and H. sericeum.

  title={Gene transfer across species boundaries in bryophytes: evidence from major life cycle stages in Homalothecium lutescens and H. sericeum.},
  author={W. Sawangproh and L. Heden{\"a}s and A. S. Lang and B. Hansson and N. Cronberg},
  journal={Annals of botany},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The mosses Homalothecium lutescens and H. sericeum are genetically, morphologically and ecologically differentiated, mixed populations sometimes occur. In sympatric populations, intermediate character states among gametophytes and sporophytes have been observed, suggesting hybridization and introgression in such populations. METHODS We determined genotypes using bi-allelic co-dominant single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, specific to either H. lutescens or H… Expand
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