August 2, 2017

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    Genetic evaluation of an endemic plant from Patagonia

    Oxalis laciniata is endemic to the Patagonia region of South America, inhabiting high mountains and steppe and even growing on the coast. In a recent study published in AoB PLANTS by López and Bonasora, the marked polymorphism in this species led the authors to test whether its genetic variability would explain both its morphological variability […] More

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    Abelia hybridization and introgression

    Landrein et al. explore the genetic and morphological consequences of natural selection and selective breeding in the genus Abelia (Caprifoliaceae). The genus comprises ornamental shrubs, endemic to China, that have been bred to create attractive and diverse cultivars. Fingerprinting (AFLP) and DNA sequence data reveal that several wild taxa experienced hybridization and introgression. Some introgressed […] More