Spatial ecological and genetic structure of a mixed population of sexual diploid and apomictic triploid dandelions.

@article{Meirmans2003SpatialEA,
  title={Spatial ecological and genetic structure of a mixed population of sexual diploid and apomictic triploid dandelions.},
  author={Patrick G Meirmans and E C Vlot and J C M den Nijs and Steph B. J. Menken},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={343-52}
}
Ecological differentiation is widely seen as an important factor enabling the stable coexistence of closely related plants of different ploidy levels. We studied ecological and genetic differentiation between co-occurring sexual diploid and apomictic triploid Taraxacum section Ruderalia by analysing spatial patterns both in the distribution of cytotypes and in the distribution of genetic variation within and between the cytotypes. A significant relationship between ploidy level and elevation… CONTINUE READING