Molecular Genetic Study of Invasive Shadberry Species (Amelanchier Medik.)

  title={Molecular Genetic Study of Invasive Shadberry Species (Amelanchier Medik.)},
  author={A. G. Kuklina and Oxana I. Kuznetsova and Ivan A. Schanzer},
  journal={Russian Journal of Biological Invasions},
A survey of populations of invasive Amelanchier spicata and A. alnifolia species has been carried out in the European part of Russia. Along with typical morphotypes, some hardly identified variants with intermediate traits have been revealed. Molecular genetic analysis of ITS1-2 nuclear regions has revealed an intragenomic polymorphism probably indicating a hybridogenic origin of A. spicata. Genealogic relations between ITS1-2 haplotypes of the invasive A. spicata species have been traced… Expand
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