Genomic and phenotypic differentiation of Arabidopsis thaliana along altitudinal gradients in the North Italian Alps.

@article{Gnther2016GenomicAP,
  title={Genomic and phenotypic differentiation of Arabidopsis thaliana along altitudinal gradients in the North Italian Alps.},
  author={Torsten G{\"u}nther and Christian Lampei and Ivan Barilar and Karl J. Schmid},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 15},
  pages={
          3574-92
        }
}
Altitudinal gradients in mountain regions are short-range clines of different environmental parameters such as temperature or radiation. We investigated genomic and phenotypic signatures of adaptation to such gradients in five Arabidopsis thaliana populations from the North Italian Alps that originated from 580 to 2350 m altitude by resequencing pools of 19-29 individuals from each population. The sample includes two pairs of low- and high-altitude populations from two different valleys. High… CONTINUE READING