Plant genetic diversity in the Canary Islands: a conservation perspective.

@article{FranciscoOrtega2000PlantGD,
  title={Plant genetic diversity in the Canary Islands: a conservation perspective.},
  author={Javier Francisco-Ortega and Arnoldo Santos-Guerra and Sang Chan Kim and Daniel J. Crawford},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2000},
  volume={87 7},
  pages={909-19}
}
The Canary Islands are an Atlantic volcanic archipelago with a rich flora of ∼570 endemic species. The endemics represent ∼40% of the native flora of the islands, and ∼20% of the endemics are in the E (endangered) category of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. A review of allozyme variation in 69 endemic species belonging to 18 genera and eight families is presented. The average species-level genetic diversity (H(T)) at allozyme loci is 0.186, which is twice as high as the mean… CONTINUE READING