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Variability of the mh44 Locus of Mitochondrial DNA in Siberian Spruce Populations


The variability of the mitochondrial locus mh44 was studied in 24 natural populations of Siberian spruce (Picea obovata Ledeb.). Thirteen allelic variants differing in the number of repeats of the 32-nucleotide minisatellite motif were identified. The parameters of intra- and interpopulation diversity and the level of differentiation of the spruce populations included in the study were determined.

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This study was carried out under basic research project no. 0356-2019-0024 with partial support from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 13-04-00777a).

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Ekart, A.K., Semerikov, V.L., Larionova, A.Y. et al. Variability of the mh44 Locus of Mitochondrial DNA in Siberian Spruce Populations. Russ J Genet 56, 869–873 (2020).

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  • Picea obovata
  • mitochondrial DNA
  • intra- and interpopulation genetic diversity
  • phylogeography