Large within-population genetic diversity of the widespread conifer Pinus sylvestris at its soil fertility limit characterized by nuclear and chloroplast microsatellite markers

@article{Pazouki2015LargeWG,
  title={Large within-population genetic diversity of the widespread conifer Pinus sylvestris at its soil fertility limit characterized by nuclear and chloroplast microsatellite markers},
  author={Leila Pazouki and Parvin Salehi Shanjani and Peter D Fields and K. Martins and Marina Suhhorut{\vs}enko and Haldja Viinalass and {\"U}lo Niinemets},
  journal={European Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={135},
  pages={161-177}
}
Genetic variation is an important attribute of forest tree populations enabling them to adapt to spatial and temporal variations in environmental conditions. In particular, Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) has an exceptionally broad area of dispersal covering different climates and soil conditions, but the genetic variability in extreme conditions has not been studied. We hypothesized that the genetic variability of P. sylvestris is enhanced at its soil fertility limit in bogs where stunted… CONTINUE READING