Genetic diversity of insular natural populations of Festuca pratensis Huds.: RAPD analysis

Genetic diversity of insular natural populations of Festuca pratensis Huds.: RAPD analysis In natural populations of Festuca pratensis Huds. from the islands of Onega Lake, the level of genetic diversity was evaluated. In three populations variability of 64 RAPD loci was tested. The level of genetic diversity (P 95% = 30.2; H exp = 0.093) was low for a cross-pollinating plant species. Furthermore, genetic similarity between the plants from insular populations was found to be high (I N = 0.887). It was demonstrated that genetic variation among the population accounted for at most 5.3% of total genetic diversity, which, however, was higher than the F ST values for continental populations (F ST = 0.022). It was suggested that specific features of the genetic structure of insular population, i.e., low gene diversity within the populations along with high differentiation among the populations, were caused by the gene flow attenuation, as a result of isolation, and intensification of inbreeding. These features had negative effect on total population adaptation. Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Genetic diversity of insular natural populations of Festuca pratensis Huds.: RAPD analysis

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Biomedicine; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
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