3 Works

Data from: A simulation–based evaluation of methods for inferring linear barriers to gene flow

Christopher Blair, Dana E. Weigel, Matthew Balazik, Annika T. H. Keeley, Faith M. Walker, Erin Landguth, Samuel Cushman, Melanie Murphy, Lisette Waits & Niko Balkenhol
Different analytical techniques used on the same data set may lead to different conclusions about the existence and strength of genetic structure. Therefore, reliable interpretation of the results from different methods depends on the efficacy and reliability of different statistical methods. In this paper we evaluate the performance of multiple analytical methods to detect the presence of a linear barrier dividing populations. We were specifically interested in determining if simulation conditions, such as dispersal ability...

Data from: Disentangling the roles of history and local selection in shaping clinal variation of allele frequencies and gene expression in Norway spruce (Picea abies)

Jun Chen, Thomas Källman, Xiaofei Ma, Niclas Gyllenstrand, Giusi Zaina, Michele Morgante, Jean Bousquet, Andrew Eckert, Jill Wegrzyn, David B. Neale, Ulf Lagercrantz, Martin Lascoux & David Neale
Understanding the genetic basis of local adaptation is challenging due to the subtle balance among conflicting evolutionary forces that are involved in its establishment and maintenance. One system with which to tease apart these difficulties are clines in adaptive characters. Here we analyzed genetic and phenotypic variation in bud set, a highly heritable and adaptive trait, among 18 populations of Norway spruce (Picea abies), arrayed along a latitudinal gradient ranging from 47°N to 68°N. We...

Data from: The geographical and environmental determinants of genetic diversity for four alpine conifers of the European Alps

Elena Mosca, Andrew J. Eckert, Erica A. Di Pierro, Duccio Rocchini, Nicola La Porta, Piero Belletti & David B. Neale
Climate is one of the most important drivers of local adaptation in forest tree species. Standing levels of genetic diversity and structure within and among natural populations of forest trees are determined by the interplay between climatic heterogeneity and the balance between selection and gene flow. To investigate this interplay single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped in 24 to 37 populations from four subalpine conifers, Abies alba Mill., Larix decidua L., Pinus cembra L. and...

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  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Montana
  • University of Wyoming
  • University of Göttingen
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Arizona
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station