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High genetic diversity in Sarracenia leucophylla (Sarraceniaceae), a carnivorous wetland herb
Author(s): Z. F. Wang, J. L. Hamrick and M. J. W. Godt
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Heredity
Article Topic(s): Conservation assessment, Genetics, Rare plants, Provenance
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Wetland
Species Referenced: Sarracenia leucophylla (Crimson pitcherplant),
AbstractEvaluates the genetic diversity in Sarracenia leucophylla from 10 natural populations and one ex situ population propagated for restoration. Genetic diversity was unexpectedly high. Genetic diversity was lower in smaller populations than large populations, although not significantly so. There were statistically significant differences among populations and a correlation between genetic and geographic distance. The ex situ population captured most of the genetic diversity found in the source population.
Suggested CitationZ. F. Wang, J. L. Hamrick and M. J. W. Godt. "High genetic diversity in Sarracenia leucophylla (Sarraceniaceae), a carnivorous wetland herb." Journal of Heredity 95.3 (2004): 234-243.