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Population-Genetics of the Rare Asclepias texana and Its Widespread Sister Species, A. perennis

Author(s): A. L. Edwards and R. Wyatt

Month: Apr-Jun
Year: 1994

Journal: Systematic Botany
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Pages: 291-307

Article Topic(s): Genetics,Rare plants
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Asclepias perennis (Aquatic milkweed),

Abstract

The genetic diversity of Asclepias perennis and Asclepias texana populations were studied from populations throughout their ranges using starch-gel electrophoresis of 16 loci. Heterozygosity levels differed between populations and species, but gene diversity was generally low.

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A. L. Edwards and R. Wyatt. "Population-Genetics of the Rare Asclepias texana and Its Widespread Sister Species, A. perennis." Systematic Botany 19.2 (1994): 291-307.

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