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Salinity tolerance and genetic variability in freshwater and brackish Iris hexagona colonies
Author(s): S. Pathikonda, A. Meerow, Z. He, S. Mopper
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Ecotype, Genetics, Provenance, Stress
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Iris hexagona (Dixie iris),
AbstractResearches the effects of population source on the salinity tolerance of Iris hexagona. Although colonies were genetically distinct, there was no difference in salinity tolerance among populations from brackish versus freshwater colonies. The greatest sexual reproduction occurred in intermediate levels of salinity.
Suggested CitationS. Pathikonda, A. Meerow, Z. He, and S. Mopper. "Salinity tolerance and genetic variability in freshwater and brackish Iris hexagona colonies." American Journal of Botany 97.9 (2010): 1438-1443.