Data from: Genetic diversity, demographical history and conservation aspects of the endangered yew tree Taxus contorta (syn. Taxus fuana) in Pakistan

Ram C. Poudel, Michael Möller, De-Zhu Li, Amin Shah & Lian-Ming Gao
Western Himalayan yew (Taxus contorta Griffith, synonym T. fuana Nan Li & R.R. Mill), one of the highly prized tree species for its anticancer properties is experiencing severe reduction in populations across its range in Pakistan. We examined a chloroplast DNA region (trnL-F) and ten nuclear microsatellite loci variations among seven populations to investigate the levels of genetic diversity and demographical history of T. contorta in Pakistan. Low haplotype diversity (HT = 0.182), moderate level...

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  • University of Sargodha
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences