Genetic structure of Suillus luteus populations in heavy metal polluted and nonpolluted habitats

@article{Muller2007GeneticSO,
  title={Genetic structure of Suillus luteus populations in heavy metal polluted and nonpolluted habitats},
  author={Ludo A. H. Muller and Jaco Vangronsveld and Jan Colpaert},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16}
}
The genetic structure of populations of the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete Suillus luteus in heavy metal polluted and nonpolluted areas was studied. Sporocarps were collected at nine different locations and genotyped at four microsatellite loci. Six of the sampling sites were severely contaminated with heavy metals and were dominated by heavy metal‐tolerant individuals. Considerable genetic diversity was found within the geographical subpopulations, but no reduction of the genetic diversity… 

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