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Isolated intermediates - products of long distance gene dispersal, phantom hybridity or convergent evolution? The case of the half-barked Eucalyptus amygdalina

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Kirkpatrick, JB and Potts, BM, Isolated intermediates - products of long distance gene dispersal, phantom hybridity or convergent evolution? The case of the half-barked Eucalyptus amygdalina, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 121 pp. 15-22. ISSN 0080-4703 (1987) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 1987 Royal Society of Tasmania

Abstract

Apparent intermediates between Eucalyptus amygdalina and E. pulchella occur well outside the recognized range of the latter species. Progenies of these isolated intermediates were grown in uniform conditions with progenies of trees of E. pulchella, E. amygdaline and apparent hybrids between these two species that are found where they occur parapatrically. The isolated intermediate population proved identical with E. amygdalina in seedling characteristics, while the parapatric intermediates were more variable than the other populations, this variability probably being partly the result of hybridization between E. amygdalina and either E. tenuiramis or E. risdonii. The allopatric intermediate population is more likely to have resulted from convergence of E. amygdalina in the direction of E. pulchella than from phantom hybridity or long distance gene migration.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:convergent evolution, Eucalyptus, gene dispersal, phantom hybrids
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Kirkpatrick, JB (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
ID Code:86543
Year Published:1987
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2013-09-23
Last Modified:2013-10-07
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