Salix transect of Europe: variation in ploidy and genome size in willow-associated common nettle, Urtica dioica L. sens. lat., from Greece to arctic Norway

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Cronk, Quentin; Hidalgo, Oriane; Pellicer, Jaume; Percy, Diana; Leitch, Ilia J.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
  • Journal: Biodiversity Data Journal,volume 4,issue 4,pagee10003 (issn: 1314-2828, eissn: 1314-2836)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e10003, pmc: PMC5136675
  • Subject: Plantae | Salicaceae | cytotype variation | Research Article | Urticaceae | Urtica dioica | Tracheophyta | Magnoliopsida | genome size | Salix | Urtica spatulata | QH301-705.5 | megatransect | <i>Urtica</i> | Malpighiales | Urtica | Urtica thunbergiana | Rosales | Biology (General)
    mesheuropmc: fungi

Abstract Background The common stinging nettle, Urtica dioica L. sensu lato, is an invertebrate "superhost", its clonal patches maintaining large populations of insects and molluscs. It is extremely widespread in Europe and highly variable, and two ploidy levels (diploi... View more
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