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Conservation genetics of Amorpha georgiana (Fabaceae), an endangered legume of the Southeastern United States
Author(s): S. C. K. Straub and J. J. Doyle
Journal: Molecular Ecology
Article Topic(s): Conservation assessment, Genetics, Population viability analysis, Provenance, Rare plants
Research Setting(s): Longleaf pine,Laboratory,Savanna
Location: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Species Referenced: Amorpha herbacea (Clusterspike false indigo),
AbstractInvestigates the genetic variability found within and among populations of Amorpha georgiana, an endangered legume of longleaf pine savannas. The article notes that hybridization with A. herbacea was detected. This could have implications for developing commercial seed lots of A. herbacea in Florida.
Suggested CitationS. C. K. Straub and J. J. Doyle. "Conservation genetics of Amorpha georgiana (Fabaceae), an endangered legume of the Southeastern United States." Molecular Ecology 18.21 (2009): 4349-4365.