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Analysis of genetic structure and differentiation of the bog and dry land populations of Pinus sibirica Du Tour based on nuclear microsatellite loci

Research paper by N. V. Oreshkova, T. S. Sedel’nikova, A. V. Pimenov, S. P. Efremov

Indexed on: 23 Sep '14Published on: 23 Sep '14Published in: Russian Journal of Genetics



Abstract

We evaluated the population structure of the bog and dry land populations of the Siberian pine Pinus sibirica (P. sibrica) in Western Siberia using nuclear genome markers. Six pairs of nuclear microsatellite loci were used for this analysis. We detected 30 allelic variants in 120 individuals of four populations of P. sibirica. We established that the studied populations differ by genetic structure. The most essential differences were identified between the Siberian pine population from oligotrophic bog and the group of populations from dry land within eutrophic bogs and near settlements P. sibirica forest (FST = 0.019; DN = 0.053). We estimated that diversification of the West Siberian populations of P. sibirica exceeded 2.4% (FST = 0.024), based on an analysis of SSR markers.