Molecular biodiversity in the moss Leptodon smithii (Neckeraceae) in relation to habitat disturbance and fragmentation

@article{Spagnuolo2007MolecularBI,
  title={Molecular biodiversity in the moss Leptodon smithii (Neckeraceae) in relation to habitat disturbance and fragmentation},
  author={Valeria Spagnuolo and Livio Muscariello and Stefano Terracciano and Simonetta Giordano},
  journal={Journal of Plant Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={120},
  pages={595-604}
}
Bryophytes seem particularly suitable to investigate genetic diversity in relation to habitat disturbance due to their large employment as bioindicators and to the recent application of molecular markers to moss population studies. Genetic variation and structure were analysed in seven urban, extraurban and remote populations of Leptodon smithii, an epiphytic moss of Quercus ilex, a phanerogamic species of Mediterranean climax vegetation. A total of 210 individual shoots were DNA extracted and… CONTINUE READING