Genetic biogeography of the rate “copper moss”,Scopelophila cataractae (Pottiaceae)

Scopelophila cataractae, one of the so-called “copper mosses”, has a broad geographic distribution that includes North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia, but is rare throughout its range. A genetic analysis of 32 populations from the United States, Europe, and Asia based on 15 putative allozyme loci indicates that levels of genetic diversity… CONTINUE READING