Phylogeography of arabidopsis halleri (Brassicaceae) in mountain regions of Central Europe inferred from cpDNA variation and ecological niche modelling

Pawel Wasowicz, Maxime Pauwels, Andrzej Pasierbinski, Ewa M. Przedpelska-Wasowicz, Alicja A. Babst-Kostecka, Pierre Saumitou-Laprade, Adam Rostanski

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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate phylogeographical patterns present within A. halleri in Central Europe. 1,281 accessions sampled from 52 populations within the investigated area were used in the study of genetic variation based on chloroplast DNA. Over 500 high-quality species occurrence records were used in ecological niche modelling experiments. We evidenced the presence of a clear phylogeographic structure within A. halleri in Central Europe. Our results showed that two genetically different groups of populations are present in western and eastern part of the Carpathians. The hypothesis of the existence of a glacial refugium in the Western Carpathians adn the Bohemian Forest cannot be rejected from our data. It seems, however, that the evidence collected during the present study is not conclusive. The area of Sudetes was colonised after LGM probably by migrants from the Bohemian Forest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1645
JournalPeerJ
Volume2016
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alps
  • Arabidopsis halleri
  • Carpathians
  • Harz
  • Phylogeography
  • Quaternary
  • Sudetes
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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