Genetic diversity and population structure analyses in the Alpine plum (Prunus brigantina Vill.) confirm its affiliation to the Armeniaca section

  title={Genetic diversity and population structure analyses in the Alpine plum (Prunus brigantina Vill.) confirm its affiliation to the Armeniaca section},
  author={Shuo Liu and St{\'e}phane Decroocq and Elodie Harte and David Tricon and Aur{\'e}lie Chague and Gulnara Balakishiyeva and Tatiana V. Kostritsyna and Timur Turdiev and Marion Fisher-Le Saux and Sylvie Dallot and Tatiana Giraud and V{\'e}ronique Decroocq},
  journal={Tree Genetics \& Genomes},
In-depth characterization of the genetic diversity and population structure of wild relatives is of paramount importance for genetic improvement and biodiversity conservation, and is particularly crucial when the wild relatives of crops are endangered. In this study, we sampled the Alpine plum (Briançon apricot) Prunus brigantina Vill. across its natural distribution in the French Alps, where its populations are severely fragmented and its population size strongly impacted by humans. We… 



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