Glacial relicts in the Alps: the decline and conservation strategy for Nuphar pumila (Nymphaeaceae)

  title={Glacial relicts in the Alps: the decline and conservation strategy for Nuphar pumila (Nymphaeaceae)},
  author={S{\'e}bastien B{\'e}trisey and Nils Arrigo and Larissa Graf and Julia Bilat and Emanuel Gerber and Gregor Kozlowski},
  journal={Alpine Botany},
The Alps played an important role in the biogeography of European plants and acted as a refugium for numerous species during the interglacial cycles. We investigated Nuphar pumila , one of the most emblematic glacial relicts of the Alps, by carrying out exhaustive literature and field surveys to collect relevant data on its distribution and threats. We further evaluated the level of introgression with the closely related N. lutea based on microsatellite data from natural populations across the… 
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