Phylogeography of the Afromontane Prunus africana reveals a former migration corridor between East and West African highlands.

@article{Kadu2011PhylogeographyOT,
  title={Phylogeography of the Afromontane Prunus africana reveals a former migration corridor between East and West African highlands.},
  author={Caroline A. C. Kadu and Silvio Schueler and Heino Konrad and Geoffrey M. Muluvi and Oscar Eyog-Matig and Alice N. Muchugi and Vivienne L Williams and Lolona Ramamonjisoa and Consolatha Kapinga and Bernard Foahom and Cuthbert A T Katsvanga and David Hafashimana and Crisantos Obama and Thomas Geburek},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={165-78}
}
Scattered populations of the same tree species in montane forests through Africa have led to speculations on the origins of distributions. Here, we inferred the colonization history of the Afromontane tree Prunus africana using seven chloroplast DNA loci to study 582 individuals from 32 populations sampled in a range-wide survey from across Africa, revealing 22 haplotypes. The predominant haplotype, HT1a, occurred in 13 populations of eastern and southern Africa, while a second common haplotype… CONTINUE READING

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