Hybrid Tamarix widespread in U.S. invasion and undetected in native Asian range.

  title={Hybrid Tamarix widespread in U.S. invasion and undetected in native Asian range.},
  author={John F. Gaskin and Barbara Anna Schaal},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={99 17},
Biological invasions are drastically altering natural habitats and threatening biodiversity on both local and global levels. In one of the United States' worst invasions, Eurasian Tamarix plant species have spread rapidly to dominate over 600,000 riparian and wetland hectares. The largest Tamarix invasion consists of Tamarix chinensis and Tamarix ramosissima, two morphologically similar species. To clarify the identity, origins, and population structuring of this invasion, we analyzed DNA… CONTINUE READING
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