Gene flow between cultivated poplars and native black poplar (Populus nigra L.): A case study along the river Meuse on the Dutch–Belgian border

An Vanden Broeck, V Storme, J. E Cottrell, W Boerjan, E Van Bockstaele, Paul Quataert, Jos Van Slycken

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    Abstract

    For the first time and in contrast with former studies, evidence is presented for introgression of genes of Populus deltoides in the offspring of open pollinated P. nigra females. Information regarding the genetic origin of 34 seeds produced by an isolated female of P. nigra and of 29 seedlings that spontaneously colonised the banks of the river Meuse along the Dutch–Belgian border, was obtained by using a combination of informative molecular markers. Thirty-two seedlings from the open pollinated P. nigra female were identified as hybrids.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalForest Ecology and Management
    Volume197
    Issue number1-3
    Pages (from-to)307-310
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Thematic list

    • Species and biotopes

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B004-botany

    Taxonomic list

    • poplar (Populus spp.)

    Policy

    • biodiversity policy

    Geographic list

    • Belgium

    Technological

    • genetic technologies
    • phenotyping

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