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Worldwide phylogeography of the globally invasive plant: Jatropha gossypiifolia

Pretis, P.J. and Raghu, S. and Lowe, A.J. (2008) Worldwide phylogeography of the globally invasive plant: Jatropha gossypiifolia. In: Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, 18-22 May 2008, Cairns, Queensland.

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Abstract

Dhileepan, Raghu and colleagues recently published their paper 'Worldwide phylogeography of the globally invasive plant: Jatropha gossypiifolia' in Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference. They used chloroplast microsatellites to establish patterns of phylogeographic structure in the native and introduced range of Jatropha gossypiifolia, and to determine the origin(s) of introductions and the level of genetic diversity present in native and introduced populations. J. gossypiifolia exhibited limited phylogeographic structure in its native range which was best explained by contemporary movement associated with the ornamental plant trade. Multiple introductions from diverse source locations and no reduction in genetic diversity was found in the introduced range which includes Australia, Africa and Asia. These results have implications for our current biocontrol project.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:© R.G. and F.J. Richardson.
Keywords:Phylogeography; globally invasive plant.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Weed ecology
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Biological control
Deposited On:26 Aug 2009 23:19
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 00:39

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