The genetics of plant migration and colonization

Barrett, S.C.H. and Husband, B.C. (1990) The genetics of plant migration and colonization. In: Plant population genetics, breeding, and genetic resources. Sinauer Associates Inc., USA, pp. 254-277. ISBN 0-87893-117-1

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Some simple theoretical concepts and models are outlined that describe how colonization affects population genetic structure. Particular attention is given to the effects of stochastic processes on different classes of genetic variation. Because of an overall paucity of empirical data on colonization most data originate from studies on ephemeral plants. Following a discussion of evidence for evolutionary changes in breeding systems that can accompany colonization, genetic studies are suggested that could be conducted on colonizing species.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: SNNigam Collection
Author Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. M5S 1A1, Canada.
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Balakrishna Garadasu
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 10:58
Last Modified: 09 May 2013 10:58

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