Genetic analysis of the putative hybrid population Pinus sylvestris x Pinus mugo in Slovakia

A. Kormut'ák, B. Vooková, T. Salaj, X. R. Wang, A. E. Szmidt

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Abstract

Morphometric and genetic analyses of the putative hybrid population Pinus sylvestris x P. mugo at the locality "Medzi Borami", Slovakia, were made using morphometric traits of cones and needles, artificial hybridization between the respective species and restriction analysis of chloroplast DNA (cpDNA). A low degree of crossability between P. sylvestris and P. mugo was confirmed experimentally supporting the idea of a spontaneous hybridization between the species. According to the cone size and number of stomatal rows on ventral side of needles the putative hybrid population "Medzi Borami" occupied intermediate position between the neighbour populations of P. sylvestris and P. mugo. Restriction analysis of cpDNA revealed the prevalence of P. sylvestris haplotypes in the putative hybrid population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalForest Genetics
Volume11
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Plant Science

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    Kormut'ák, A., Vooková, B., Salaj, T., Wang, X. R., & Szmidt, A. E. (2004). Genetic analysis of the putative hybrid population Pinus sylvestris x Pinus mugo in Slovakia. Forest Genetics, 11(3-4), 289-294.