Hybridization, polyploidy and invasion: lessons from Spartina (Poaceae)

  title={Hybridization, polyploidy and invasion: lessons from Spartina (Poaceae)},
  author={M. Ainouche and P. Fortune and A. Salmon and C. Parisod and M. Grandbastien and K. Fukunaga and M. Ricou and M. Misset},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  • M. Ainouche, P. Fortune, +5 authors M. Misset
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • In this paper, we examine how the Spartina system has helped our understanding of the genomic aspects of allopolyploid speciation in the context of biological invasion. More specifically the respective roles of hybridization and genome duplication in the success of newly formed allopolyploid species are explored. Hybridization appears to have triggered genetic and epigenetic changes in the two recently formed European homoploid hybrids S. × towsendii and S. × neyrautii. Deviation from parental… CONTINUE READING

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