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Molecular and adaptive variation: a perspective for endangered plants

Molecular and adaptive variation: a perspective for endangered plants

General Technical Report Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service ( RM-283): 92-102

Molecular data are currently being widely used in decisions concerning endangered and threatened plant species. Although molecular data can be valuable under many scenarios, they may not always be correlated with or able to identify adaptive variation, a central concern in conservation biology. Data are presented from Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, that show a lack of association between individual allozyme heterozygosity and fitness.

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