publication . Article . 2014

Dna c-values of 20 invasive alien species and 3 native species in south china

Ni Gong; Yutao Wang; Lars Olof Björn; Shaoshan Li;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Archives of Biological Sciences, volume 66, pages 1,465-1,472 (issn: 0354-4664, eissn: 1821-4339, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Library of Serbia
Abstract
Cultivated fields and forests in South China are experiencing serious damage due to invasive alien plants. We investigated the relation between DNA C-values and invasiveness. The DNA C-values of 23 species ranged from 0.39 pg to 3.37 pg. Herbs, perennials and native species had higher mean DNA C-values than shrubs, annuals and invasive alien species. DNA C-values decreased with increasing invasiveness. Paederia scandens, a harmful native species, has the lowest DNA C-value among the perennials, indicating that native species with low nuclear content may also possess an invasive potential.
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free text keywords: China, DNA C-value, flow cytometry, invasiveness, South china, Alien, Gene, Botany, Perennial plant, Biology, Invasive species, Introduced species, DNA, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Paederia scandens, biology.organism_classification, lcsh:Biology (General), lcsh:QH301-705.5
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