Geographically extensive hybridization between the forest trees American butternut and Japanese walnut.

@article{Hoban2009GeographicallyEH,
  title={Geographically extensive hybridization between the forest trees American butternut and Japanese walnut.},
  author={Sean M. Hoban and Tim S. McCleary and Scott E. Schlarbaum and Jeanne Romero-Severson},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={324-7}
}
We investigate the question of naturally occurring interspecific hybrids between two forest trees: the native North American butternut (Juglans cinerea L.) and the introduced Japanese walnut (Juglans ailantifolia Carrière). Using nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers, we provide evidence for 29 F(1) and 22 advanced generation hybrids in seven locations across the eastern and southern range of the native species. Two locations show extensive admixture (95% J. ailantifolia and hybrids) while other… CONTINUE READING
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