Evidence for multiple introductions of Phragmites australis to North America: detection of a new non-native haplotypeBiological Invasions (2013)
AbstractWe found a new non-native haplotype of Phragmites australis in North America that provides convincing evidence for multiple introductions of this highly invasive reed from Europe. Prior to our detection of this new non-native haplotype, invasion of North America by this reed grass was thought to be limited to a single cp-DNA haplotype–haplotype M. However, we found two sites colonized by haplotype L1 in Quebec, Canada, a haplotype native to northern Europe, Great Britain and Romania. Because the invasion of North America by P. australis is ongoing, and because there is evidence for intra- and interspecific hybridization and increased fecundity resulting from outcrossing, more attention should be paid to genetic differences and associated vigor of populations of introduced Phragmites across North America.
Publication DateMay, 2013
Citation InformationLaura A. Meyerson. "Evidence for multiple introductions of Phragmites australis to North America: detection of a new non-native haplotype" Biological Invasions (2013)
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