Genetic structuring in a large population of Arabidopsis


The perennial Arabidopsis lyrata is able to propagate both sexually and asexually, and this is expected to influence spatial genetic structure in the species. A fine-scale molecular study by Lundemo et al. (pp. 243–254) shows how a large, alpine population in Norway overall functions as a panmictic unit, while at the same time individual plants in smaller patches exhibit considerable clonal growth.

Further reading

S. Lundemo, H. K. Stenoien, O. Savolainen, 2010, 'Investigating the effects of topography and clonality on genetic structuring within a large Norwegian population of Arabidopsis lyrata', Annals of Botany, vol. 106, no. 2, pp. 243-254