Interspecific gene flow in sympatric oaks.

  title={Interspecific gene flow in sympatric oaks.},
  author={A T Whittemore and Barbara Anna Schaal},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={88 6},
Variation of chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal DNA (DNA encoding ribosomal RNA) was studied for five species of white oak native to the eastern United States. Although these species differ in many morphological characters and have different (though overlapping) geographical ranges and ecological tolerances, they are interfertile and often grow in mixed stands, and hybrids are occasionally found in nature. All individuals studied were morphologically typical members of their respective… CONTINUE READING
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