Genome fingerprinting confirms the species status of the Loosestrifes Lysimachia punctata and L-verticillata (Primulaceae)


Triponez Y., Sepitci B., Alvarez N.

PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, vol.149, no.3, pp.335-338, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 149 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5091/plecevo.2016.1126
  • Journal Name: PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-338

Abstract

Background and aims - Despite their vicariant distribution and slightly distinct morphologies, the Dotted Loosestrife (L. punctata L.) and the Whorled Loosestrife (L. verticillata (Green) Hand.-Mazz.) have sometimes been treated as synonyms, or even confounded by several authors. Here we examine the genetic divergence of these two taxa in order to clarify their species status.