Genetic Variation in the Common Reed, Phragmites australis, in the Mississippi River Delta Marshes: Evidence for Multiple Introductions

  title={Genetic Variation in the Common Reed, Phragmites australis, in the Mississippi River Delta Marshes: Evidence for Multiple Introductions},
  author={Donald P. Hauber and Kristin Saltonstall and David A. White and Craig S. Hood},
  journal={Estuaries and Coasts},
Multiple introductions are believed to play an important role in increasing genetic diversity and adaptability of invasive species, but there are few well-documented examples. The common reed, Phragmites australis, has dramatically increased in tidal wetlands throughout the USA in the past century due primarily to the introduction of a Eurasian lineage. In the Mississippi River “Balize” delta, P. australis is the dominant vegetation where monotypic stands of an introduced form blanket the outer… 

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