Population genetic responses of wild forage species to grazing along a rainfall gradient in the Sahel: A study combining phenotypic and molecular analyses

@article{Jamnadass2006PopulationGR,
  title={Population genetic responses of wild forage species to grazing along a
rainfall gradient in the Sahel: A study combining phenotypic and molecular analyses},
  author={R. Jamnadass and E. S. Mace and P. Hiernaux and A. Muchugi and J. Hanson},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2006},
  volume={151},
  pages={431-445}
}
  • R. Jamnadass, E. S. Mace, +2 authors J. Hanson
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Euphytica
  • Genetic diversity was studied in wild forage species subjected to grazing along a rainfall gradient in West Niger, within the Sahel with aim of identifying adapted genotypes, which could be used to reclaim degraded land. Two legumes (Alysicarpus ovalifolius and Zornia glochidiata) and two grasses (Brachiaria xantholeuca and Cenchrus biflorus) were selected to relate phenotypic adaptation to genetic diversity in response to grazing and rainfall. Populations of each species were sampled from both… CONTINUE READING
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