Genetic effects of chronic habitat fragmentation in a wind-pollinated tree.

@article{Jump2006GeneticEO,
  title={Genetic effects of chronic habitat fragmentation in a wind-pollinated tree.},
  author={A. Jump and J. Pe{\~n}uelas},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 21},
  pages={
          8096-100
        }
}
  • A. Jump, J. Peñuelas
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Habitat fragmentation poses a serious threat to plants through genetic changes associated with increased isolation and reduced population size. However, the longevity of trees, combined with effective seed or pollen dispersal, can enhance their resistance to these effects. The European beech (Fagus sylvatica) dominates forest over large regions of Europe. We demonstrate that habitat fragmentation in this species has led to genetic bottlenecks and the disruption of the species' breeding system… CONTINUE READING
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