Genetic diversity, demographical history and conservation aspects of the endangered yew tree Taxus contorta (syn. Taxus fuana) in Pakistan

@article{Poudel2014GeneticDD,
  title={Genetic diversity, demographical history and conservation aspects of the endangered yew tree Taxus contorta (syn. Taxus fuana) in Pakistan},
  author={Ram Chandra Poudel and Michael M{\"o}ller and Dezhu Li and Amin Shah and Lian-Ming Gao},
  journal={Tree Genetics & Genomes},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={653-665}
}
The western Himalayan yew (Taxus contorta Griffith, synonym Taxus fuana Nan Li & R.R. Mill), one of the highly prized tree species for its anticancer properties, is experiencing severe reduction in populations across its range in Pakistan. We examined a chloroplast DNA region (trnL-F) and ten nuclear microsatellite loci variations among seven populations to investigate the levels of genetic diversity and reconstruct the demographic history of T. contorta in Pakistan. A low haplotype diversity… CONTINUE READING
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