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Isozyme markers associated with O3 tolerance indicate shift in genetic structure of ponderosa and Jeffrey pine in Sequoia National Park, CaliforniaAuthor(s): J. Staszak; Nancy Grulke; M.J. Marrett; W. Prus-Glowacki
Source: Environmental Pollution. 149(3): 366-375.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionEffects of canopy ozone (O3) exposure and signatures of genetic structure using isozyme markers associated with O3 tolerance were analyzed in ~20-, ~80-, and >200-yr-old ponderosa (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) and Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf.) in Sequoia National Park, California. For both species, the number of alleles and genotypes per loci was higher in parental trees relative to saplings. In ponderosa pine, the heterozygosity value increased, and the fixation index indicated reduction of homozygosity with increasing tree age class. The opposite tendencies were observed for Jeffrey pine. Utilizing canopy attributes known to be responsive to O3 exposure, ponderosa pine was more symptomatic than Jeffrey pine, and saplings were more symptomatic than old growth trees. We suggest that these trends are related to differing sensitivity of the two species to O3 exposure, and to higher O3 exposures and drought stress that younger trees may have experienced during germination and establishment.
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CitationStaszak, J.; Grulke, N.E.; Marrett, M.J.; Prus-Glowacki, W. 2007.Isozyme markers associated with O3 tolerance indicate shift in genetic structure of ponderosa and Jeffrey pine in Sequoia National Park, California. Environmental Pollution. 149(3): 366-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2007.05.026.
KeywordsGenetic structure, Isozymes, Pinus ponderosa, Pinus jeffreyi, Ozone exposure.
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