Tandem repeats in plant mitochondrial genomes: application to the analysis of population differentiation in the conifer Norway spruce.

@article{Sperisen2001TandemRI,
  title={Tandem repeats in plant mitochondrial genomes: application to the analysis of population differentiation in the conifer Norway spruce.},
  author={Christoph Sperisen and Ueli Buechler and Felix Gugerli and G M{\'a}ty{\'a}s and Thomas Geburek and Giovanni Giuseppe Vendramin},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={257-63}
}
Mitochondrial DNA, widely applied in studies of population differentiation in animals, is rarely used in plants because of its slow rate of sequence evolution and its complex genomic organization. We demonstrate the utility of two polymorphic mitochondrial tandem repeats located in the second intron of the nad1 gene of Norway spruce. Most of the size variants showed pronounced population differentiation and a distinct geographical distribution. A GenBank search revealed that mitochondrial… CONTINUE READING