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Chloroplast DNA variation of northern red oakAuthor(s): Jeanne Romero-Severson; Preston Aldrich; Yi Feng; Weilin Sun; Charles Michler
Source: New Forests 26:43-49
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionChloroplast DNA (cpDNA) variation was examined in 48 northern red oaks at 14 sites representing contrasting glacial histories and age structures within the state of Indiana in the United States. PCR-RFLP of three intergenic regions revealed five haplotypes. Haplotype I was common to seven sites and was the most frequent (17 trees). Haplotype II was common to five sites and was nearly as frequent as haplotype I (16 trees). Haplotypes III, IV and V were equally infrequent and did not occur together. Genetic diversity resided among rather than within populations (GST = 0.73 ? 0.14). This preliminary survey shows that cpDNA diverstty will be a useful tool for the investigation of ancient seed dispersal patterns in northern red oak.
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CitationRomero-Severson, Jeanne; Aldrich, Preston; Feng, Yi; Sun, Weilin; Michler, Charles. 2003. Chloroplast DNA variation of northern red oak. New Forests 26:43-49
KeywordscpDNA, Genetic diversity, Haplotype, Quercus rubra
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