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The pattern and structure of genetic diversity of Schoenoplectus maritimus: Implications for wetland revegetation
Aquatic Botany (2013)
  • Karin M Kettenring, Utah State University
  • Amanda C Sweetman
  • Karen E Mock
Abstract

When collecting seed for wetland restoration projects, it is important to understand the genetic diversity within and among source populations to balance the risks of inbreeding and outbreeding depression while maintaining genetic diversity to maximize adaptive potential. To inform future restoration projects, we investigated the patterns and structure of genetic diversity of Schoenoplectus maritimus L. Lye stands within six wetlands in Utah and Idaho, U.S.A. S. maritimus, a perennial wetland plant, reproduces via seed and clonal spread and is an obligate outcrosser. Our results indicate the presence of five weakly differentiated populations and one distinct population (Fish Springs)...

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Publication Date
January, 2013
Publisher Statement
doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2012.09.008
Citation Information
Karin M Kettenring, Amanda C Sweetman and Karen E Mock. "The pattern and structure of genetic diversity of Schoenoplectus maritimus: Implications for wetland revegetation" Aquatic Botany Vol. 104 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karin_kettenring/36/