Genetic uniformity characterizes the invasive spread of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), a clonal aquatic plant.

@article{Zhang2010GeneticUC,
  title={Genetic uniformity characterizes the invasive spread of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), a clonal aquatic plant.},
  author={Yuan-Ye Zhang and Da-Yong Zhang and Spencer C H Barrett},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={1774-86}
}
Aquatic plant invasions are often associated with long-distance dispersal of vegetative propagules and prolific clonal reproduction. These reproductive features combined with genetic bottlenecks have the potential to severely limit genetic diversity in invasive populations. To investigate this question we conducted a global scale population genetic survey using amplified fragment length polymorphism markers of the world's most successful aquatic plant invader -Eichhornia crassipes (water… CONTINUE READING
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