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Electrophoretic study and genetic affinity in theCampanula elatines andC. fragilis (Campanulaceae) rock-plants group from Italy and W. Jugoslavia


Variability and genetic divergence of 11 field populations of seven species of theCampanula elatines andC. fragilis rock-plants group from the Mediterranean and pre-Alpine areas have been studied by starch-gel electrophoretic techniques.Campanula isophylla, C. elatines, C. elatinoides, C. fragilis subsp.fragilis and subs.cavolinii, C. garganica were collected in Italy, whilstC. fenestrellata subsp.istriaca andC. portenschlagiana came from W. Jugoslavia. Twelve enzymatic loci for each population were genetically analysed: PGI-1 and 2, PGM-2, IDH-1 and -2, SKDH, ME, ADH, GOT-2, MPI-1 and -2, SOD-1. The genetic distances among the above mentioned entities have been calculated by Nei's index and depicted in a dendrogram.

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Frizzi, G., Tammaro, F. Electrophoretic study and genetic affinity in theCampanula elatines andC. fragilis (Campanulaceae) rock-plants group from Italy and W. Jugoslavia. Pl Syst Evol 174, 67–73 (1991).

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Key words

  • Angiosperms
  • Campanulaceae
  • Campanula isophylla
  • C. elatines
  • C. elatinoides
  • C. fragilis subsp.fragilis and subsp.cavolinii
  • C. garganica
  • C. fenestrellata subsp.istriaca
  • C. portenschlagiana
  • Allozyme variation
  • heterozygosity
  • Flora of Italy and W. Jugoslavia