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dc.contributor.authorJump, Alistairen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRico, Lauraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLloret, Franciscoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPenuelas, Josepen_UK
dc.description.abstractFumana thymifolia (Cistaceae) is an insect-pollinated, gravity-dispersed evergreen shrub, which is a common component of fire-prone Mediterranean shrubland ecosystems. Despite the availability of basic knowledge on its ecology, little is known of its breeding system and no information is available on its population genetic structure. We explored the within-population genetic structure of this species using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) molecular markers and related this to predictions based on its breeding system, pollen and seed dispersal. Existing information on the reproductive ecology of F. thymifolia was supplemented by artificial pollination experiments. We determined that self-fertilisation can occur in F. thymifolia but results in reduced fruit set. Significant genetic structuring was detected within the population, a likely consequence of localised seed dispersal in combination with a mixed mating system. In a study site covering approximately 0.5 ha, AMOVA revealed that approximately 9% of genetic variability was distributed among population subsamples. Significant spatial genetic structure was detected, with kinship coefficients being significantly elevated above the null expectation in the first six distance classes (maximum 5 m), and a value of Sp of up to 0.0342, comparable with species having similar ecological characteristics. Weak isolation by distance at the plot scale was detected, suggesting that insect-mediated pollen flow is non-random, despite being more extensive than seed dispersal. Fumana thymifolia provides a promising model for the investigation of both short- and longterm population dynamics in relation to fire frequency within this plant community.en_UK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing (for German Botanical Society and The Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands)en_UK
dc.relationJump A, Rico L, Lloret F & Penuelas J (2009) Microspatial population genetic structure of the Mediterranean shrub Fumana thymifolia. Plant Biology, 11 (2), pp. 152-160.
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dc.subjectspatial genetic structureen_UK
dc.subjectPlant breedingen_UK
dc.subjectPlant geneticsen_UK
dc.subjectSeeds Dispersalen_UK
dc.titleMicrospatial population genetic structure of the Mediterranean shrub Fumana thymifoliaen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitlePlant Biologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelonaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelonaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelonaen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorJump, Alistair|0000-0002-2167-6451en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRico, Laura|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLloret, Francisco|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPenuelas, Josep|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameJump et al 2009_PlantBiol.pdfen_UK
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