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Interspecies hybridization in the origin of plant species: Cases in the genus Poa sensu lato

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A comparative analysis of the ITS sequences and several chloroplast genome sequences of the Poa and their relative species showed that the genus Poa contained a significant amount of species originating from intersectional, and in some cases intergeneric, hybridization (between species Poa and species of subtribe Puccinellinae). The position of several new Poa hybrids founded in the Altai Mountains on the phylogenetic tree was determined.

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Original Russian Text © N.N. Nosov, E.O. Punina, E.M. Machs, A.V. Rodionov, 2015, published in Uspekhi Sovremennoi Biologii, 2015, Vol. 135, No. 1, pp. 21–39.

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Nosov, N.N., Punina, E.O., Machs, E.M. et al. Interspecies hybridization in the origin of plant species: Cases in the genus Poa sensu lato. Biol Bull Rev 5, 366–382 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1134/S2079086415040088

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  • interspecific hybridization
  • Poaceae
  • molecular phylogeny
  • Poa
  • grasses
  • Altai
  • China
  • North Caucasus
  • Southern Siberia
  • polyploidy
  • reticulate evolution