2 Works

Data from: The relevance of gene flow in metapopulation dynamics of an oceanic island endemic, Olea europaea subsp guanchica

Carlos García-Verdugo, Alan D Forrest, Michael F Fay & Pablo Vargas
Theoretical and empirical studies suggest that geographical isolation and extinction-recolonization dynamics are two factors causing strong genetic structure in metapopulations. Here, we investigated the effect of population age structure and isolation by distance in the patterns of genetic diversity in a tree species (Olea europaea subsp. guanchica) sporadically affected by volcanic events across the Canarian archipelago. Genetic variation was assessed at six nuclear microsatellites (nDNA) and six chloroplast fragments (cpDNA) in nine subpopulations sampled on...

Data from: Elucidating the role of genetic drift and natural selection in cork oak differentiation regarding drought tolerance

José Alberto Ramí­Rez-Valiente, Zaida Lorenzo, Álvaro Soto, Fernando Valladares, Luis Gil & Ismael Aranda
Drought is the main selection agent in Mediterranean ecosystems and it is been suggested as an important evolutionary force responsible for population diversification in these environments. However, population divergence in quantitative traits can be driven by either directional natural selection, genetic drift or both. To investigate the roles of these forces on among-population divergence in ecophysiological traits related to drought tolerance (Δ13C, SLA, leaf size, Nmass), we compared molecular and quantitative genetic differentiation among thirteen...

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  • 2010

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  • Spanish National Research Council
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden