The ‘paradigm of extremes’: extremely low genetic diversity in an extremely narrow endemic species, Coristospermum huteri (Umbelliferae)

@article{LpezPujol2012TheO,
  title={The ‘paradigm of extremes’: extremely low genetic diversity in an extremely narrow endemic species, Coristospermum huteri (Umbelliferae)},
  author={Jordi L{\'o}pez-Pujol and Marc Martinell and Sergi Mass{\'o} and C{\'e}sar Blanch{\'e} and Llorenç S{\'a}ez},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={299},
  pages={439-446}
}
Low levels of genetic diversity in endemic species are generally attributable to the small size of their populations. This lack of genetic variability will, predictably, be more evident in those species that occur in only one or a very few localities with a total population consisting of a few dozen individuals, or sometimes fewer (i.e. ‘extremely narrow endemics’, ENEs). We used allozyme electrophoresis to survey the genetic variability of Coristospermum huteri, an endemic species from the… CONTINUE READING

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