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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Genetic Diversity, Spatial Genetic Structure And Realised Seed And Pollen Dispersal Of Himatanthus Drasticus (apocynaceae) In The Brazilian Savanna|
dos Santos F.A.M.
de Souza A.P.
|Abstract:||We assessed the pollen and seed dispersal patterns, genetic diversity, inbreeding and spatial genetic structure of Himatanthus drasticus (Apocynaceae), a tree native to the Brazilian Savanna (Cerrado) that is heavily exploited for its medicinal latex. The study was conducted in the Araripe National Forest, Ceará State, Brazil. Within a one-hectare plot, samples were collected from all adult trees, adult trees located in the immediate vicinity of the plot, and seedlings. All sampled individuals were mapped and genotyped using microsatellite markers. High levels of polymorphism and significant levels of inbreeding were found, which indicates that self-fertilisation and mating among relatives occur in this population. Both the adults and seedlings had significant spatial genetic structure up to ~40 m and our results confirmed the occurrence of isolation by distance. Pollen and seeds were dispersed over short distances and immigration of pollen and seeds into the plot was estimated at 13 and 9 %, respectively. Taking into consideration the degree of inbreeding, relatedness, intrapopulation spatial genetic structure and pollen dispersal distance, we recommend collecting seeds from a large number of trees spaced at least 150 m apart to avoid collecting seeds from related individuals and an overlap of pollen pools among seed trees.|
|Editor:||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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