Long-term persistence in a changing climate: DNA analysis suggests very old ages of clones of alpine Carex curvula

@article{Steinger2004LongtermPI,
  title={Long-term persistence in a changing climate: DNA analysis suggests very old ages of clones of alpine Carex curvula},
  author={T. Steinger and C. K{\"o}rner and B. Schmid},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={105},
  pages={94-99}
}
Carex curvula is a very slow-growing rhizomatous sedge that forms extensive stands in the European an alpine belt. The recruitment of sexual progeny is extremely rare and propagation occurs predominantly through clonal growth. The randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) technique was used to analyse clonal structure in a small patch (2.0x0.4 m sampling transect plus some additional samples) of a high-alpine population of the species. Amplification of the DNA of 116 tiller samples from the… Expand
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