Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research

, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp 382–387 | Cite as

An ecological and genetic analysis of the population structure of Populus tremula L. in the Perm region

  • T. N. Svetlakova
  • I. V. Boboshina
  • S. V. Boronnikova
  • Yu. S. Nechaeva


The wide geographic and ecological distribution of the aspens (Populus tremula L.) indicates that they are highly adaptable. An ISSR analysis of polymorphism of DNA seven natural populations of Populus tremula L. (in the Perm region) was carried out. A total of 119 bands were obtained, of which 87 (73.1%) were polymorphic. Seven natural populations of P. tremula possess different levels of genetic diversity; a high level of genetic differentiation existed among the populations (G st = 0.550). The results of this study are promising for the development of further programs of cultivation and the preservation of valuable deciduous plants.


ISSR markers Populus tremula L. genetic diversity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. N. Svetlakova
    • 1
  • I. V. Boboshina
    • 1
  • S. V. Boronnikova
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Nechaeva
    • 1
  1. 1.Perm State UniversityPermRussia

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