Morphological and molecular variation in natural populations of Betula

Howland, DE, Oliver, RP and Davy, AJ (1995) Morphological and molecular variation in natural populations of Betula. New Phytologist, 130 (1). pp. 117-124. ISSN 0028-646X

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Abstract

Molecular variation within morphologically variable natural populations of Betula pendula Roth, (diploid) and Betula pubescens Ehrh. (tetraploid) was investigated using RFLP and RAPD techniques. RFLP analysis of rDNA showed a high degree of polymorphism within and between individuals of both cytotypes in spacer length variation. Analysis of randomly amplified genomic DNA fragments, within one population, showed little differentiation between cytotypes. In East Anglian populations, diploid and tetraploid Betula are distinct neither on the basis of morphological nor molecular characters.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
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Depositing User: Deborah Clemitshaw
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 12:02
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 08:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/34766
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1995.tb01821.x

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