Microsatellite analysis of seed dispersal and parentage of saplings in bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa

@article{Dow1996MicrosatelliteAO,
  title={Microsatellite analysis of seed dispersal and parentage of saplings in bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa},
  author={Beverly D. Dow and Mary V. Ashley},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={5}
}
Microsatellite analysis was used to examine parentage and spatial distributions of 62 adult bur oaks Quercus macrocarpa, and 100 saplings in a single stand. Using genotypes scored by PCR products at four microsatellite loci, we determined that 94 saplings matched at least one parent in the stand. Saplings often occur as dense clusters of half‐sibs around the presumed maternal parent, and only four adults were seed parents to a large proportion of the saplings sampled. A stump apparently was the… 
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