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Genetic divergence of eastern European and Tobol populations of Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull.

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Analysis of geographic variation of chloroplast DNA in the eastern European and western Siberian (Tobol) groups of Calluna vulgaris populations isolated from each other for a long period of time has revealed distinct differentiation between them. It has been shown that three populations growing in the Russian Plain and Karelia share two haplotypes characteristic of central Europe, while three Tobol populations contain one haplotype F occurring in Sweden. These results confirm the hypothesis of genetic divergence between the Tobol and eastern European groups of C. vulgaris populations.

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Original Russian Text © S.N. Sannikov, I.V. Petrova, M.A. Polezhaeva, Yu.D. Mishchikhina, O.E. Cherepanova, O.S. Dymshakova, 2013, published in Ekologiya, 2013, No. 2, pp. 110–114.

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Sannikov, S.N., Petrova, I.V., Polezhaeva, M.A. et al. Genetic divergence of eastern European and Tobol populations of Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull.. Russ J Ecol 44, 118–122 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1067413613020094

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Keywords

  • Calluna vulgaris
  • population
  • chloroplast DNA
  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Siberia
  • isolation
  • genetic divergence