The extent of clonality and genetic diversity in the Santa Cruz Island ironwood, Lyonothamnus floribundus

  title={The extent of clonality and genetic diversity in the Santa Cruz Island ironwood, Lyonothamnus floribundus},
  author={Jill M. Bushakra and S A Hodges and James Blair Cooper and Deborah D. Kaska},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
Lyonothamnus floribundus, or island ironwood, is a relictual endemic species found on only four of the eight California Channel Islands. It has been suggested that this species is capable of clonal growth, although the extent of clonality has not been determined. We have used random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis to examine clonality and genetic diversity in L. floribundus. We found that groves are largely genetically distinct clones, indicating that they are not remnants of a once… 
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