Cyclamen libanoticum, a species that knows its identity!

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Culham, Alastair ; Könyves, Kálmán (2014)
  • Publisher: The Cyclamen Society

The species limits and infraspecific DNA sequence diversity of Cyclamen libanoticum was examined. Analysis of the chloroplast DNA from six regions shows that, in C. libanoticum, only one base-pair difference is found among samples within the analysed 7066 base-pairs. This one base-pair difference (9 ‘A’s vs 10 ‘A’s) was found in the samples collected from a single site and could represent a very minor change in DNA sequence or even show the limits or accuracy of the sequencing system used. C. libanoticum is highly distinct from other congeners in DNA sequence.
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