Local genetic differentiation among populations of the mass-flowering tropical shrub Erythroxylum havanense (Erythroxylaceae).

@article{Domnguez2005LocalGD,
  title={Local genetic differentiation among populations of the mass-flowering tropical shrub Erythroxylum havanense (Erythroxylaceae).},
  author={C. Aragoneses Dom{\'i}nguez and C{\'e}sar A. Abarca and Luis E. Eguiarte and Francisco E Molina-Freaner},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2005},
  volume={166 2},
  pages={
          663-72
        }
}
This study is aimed to understand the role of life-history traits in determining the genetic structure of populations. We used Erythroxylum havanense, a distylous shrub with synchronous and massive patterns of flowering and fruiting. We suggest that the high concentration of ephemeral resources produced by mass flowering satiates both pollinators and frugivores, restricting gene flow and leading to genetic differentiation among populations. Using random amplified polymorphic DNAs as genetic… CONTINUE READING

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