Intra- and interspecific hybridization in invasive Siberian elm

  title={Intra- and interspecific hybridization in invasive Siberian elm},
  author={H. Hirsch and J. Brunet and J. Zalapa and H. V. Wehrden and Matthias Hartmann and Carolin Kleindienst and B. Schlautman and E. Kosman and K. Wesche and D. Renison and I. Hensen},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  • H. Hirsch, J. Brunet, +8 authors I. Hensen
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • Hybridization creates unique allele combinations which can facilitate the evolution of invasiveness. Frequent interspecific hybridization between the Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, and native elm species has been detected in the Midwestern United States, Italy and Spain. However, Ulmus pumila also occurs in the western United States and Argentina, regions where no native elm species capable of hybridizing with it occurs. We examined whether inter- or intraspecific hybridization could be detected… CONTINUE READING
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