Systematics/Phytogeography / Taxonomie/ Section
Won, Hyosig .
A preliminary study on the genetic diversity of riverine Salix species in South Korea.
There are ca. 300-500 Salix (Salicaceae s. str.) species in the world and ca. 20 species are found in South Korea. In South Korea, several species occur along rivers and lakes, and play major role in riverine ecosystem. However, due to early flowering, dioecious habit, and frequent hybridization, proper identification and evaluation of their ecological roles have been difficult. To solve the problems, repetitive collection of Salix species during the flowering and the fruiting season is being conducted with precise geographical distribution mapping using GPS. In addition, genetic diversity of several riverine Salix species is being estimated using DNA barcoding approach. DNA barcoding method will provide a more objective way to evaluate species boundaries. Also a nuclear single copy marker is applied to track the parentage of samples obtained. In the meeting, preliminary result on several South Korean Salix species will be presented.
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1 - Daegu University, Department of Biological Sciences, Jillyang, Gyungsan, Gyungbuk, 712-714, Korea (R.O.K.)
Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Location: Room 1/Woodward
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2008
Time: 1:45 PM