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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Low genetic diversity but local genetic differentiation in endemic Minasia (Asteraceae) species from Brazil
Author: Jesus, FF
Abreu, AG
Semir, J
Solferini, VN
Abstract: Espinha double dagger o Range is a Brazilian chain of mountains, extremely rich in endemic species. Minasia has six species, all perennial herbs endemic to this range. Twenty-two populations were sampled from all Minasia species and assayed for allozyme variation. The species showed low genetic variation, compatible with the expectation for endemics. Genetic identities in Serra do CipA(3) and Diamantina were high, even between populations of different species. On the other hand M. cabralensis, from Serra do Cabral, was more differentiated from the other species. We also observed a marked genetic differentiation within M. cabralensis. Most strikingly, two close populations of this species showed very different allele frequencies. Our findings highlight the importance of local differentiation in campos rupestres. The observed genetic structure indicates that substantial portions of genetic diversity could be lost with the extinction of only one population, which is especially threatening considering the already low genetic diversity.
Subject: Campos rupestres
Minasia alpestris (Gardn.) H. Rob.
Minasia scapigera H. Rob.
Minasia pereirae H. Rob.
Minasia splettiae H. Rob.
Minasia cabralensis H. Rob.
Minasia lewinsohnii Semir & Jesus
Country: Austria
Editor: Springer Wien
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00606-008-0128-6
Date Issue: 2009
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