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Deborah Dean, Phillip A. Wadl, Denita Hadziabdic, William E. Klingeman, Bonnie H. Ownley, Timothy A. Rinehart, Adam J. Dattilo, Brian Scheffler, and Robert N. Trigiano

heterozygosity of native plant populations are of interest to biologists and serve as indicators of local genetic diversity of species in plant and animal communities ( Kati et al., 2004 ; Lindenmayer et al., 1999 ). Viburnum rufidulum has not been genetically

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María José Arismendi, Patricio Hinrichsen, Ruben Almada, Paula Pimentel, Manuel Pinto, and Boris Sagredo

) successfully used SSR markers to fingerprint peach rootstocks. The objective of this study was to conduct a molecular characterization of the main stone fruit rootstocks used in Chile to learn about their diversity, genetic relationships, and to identify the

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Darren H. Touchell, Thomas G. Ranney, Dilip R. Panthee, Ronald J. Gehl, and Alexander Krings

; Perdue, 1958 ). Since its introduction, giant reed has been widely cultivated in North America and has escaped cultivation in some areas ( Perdue, 1958 ). Genetic diversity is important for the selection, cultivation, and potential breeding of A. donax

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Àngel Fernández i Martí, José M. Alonso, María T. Espiau, María J. Rubio-Cabetas, and Rafel Socias i Company

from a restricted germplasm often limited their genetic diversity, as shown in most islands of the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, the Mediterranean area is considered as a secondary source of domestication for almond ( Felipe, 2000 ; Kester et al., 1991

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Marko Maras, Jelka Šuštar-Vozlič, Wolfgang Kainz, and Vladimir Meglič

adaptation to new ecological and manmade conditions. Thousands of landraces, old and modern cultivars, are cultivated and maintained in gene banks across the European continent. Genetic diversity of the collections has been evaluated in numerous studies using

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Yan Liu, Hailin Guo, Yi Wang, Jingang Shi, Dandan Li, Zhiyong Wang, and Jianxiu Liu

distributed in southern China. However, there is limited information on the characterization of these germplasm resources. Xie (2004) collected three natural populations from Guangzhou in China and analyzed their genetic diversity by random amplified

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Lamia Krichen, Joao M.S. Martins, Patrick Lambert, Abderrazzak Daaloul, Neila Trifi-Farah, Mohamed Marrakchi, and Jean-Marc Audergon

Commission International Cooperation for Developed Countries, 2002 ; Krichen, 2001 ), to elaborate a national core collection and to preserve these genetic resources. Several works have been published on apricot morphological diversity ( Badenes et al

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Xingbo Wu and Lisa W. Alexander

goals of this research were to apply genotyping-by-sequencing to discover SNPs for bigleaf hydrangea cultivars, investigate the genetic diversity and population structure of H. macrophylla cultivars, and determine the disputed taxonomic classification

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Zhengwang Jiang, Feiyan Tang, Hongwen Huang, Hongju Hu, and Qiliang Chen

exhaustive collection of local cultivars and landraces of Chinese sand pear has been assembled. Molecular techniques are useful tools for evaluating genetic diversity and for defining genetic relationships in fruit tree crops. In pear, chloroplast polymerase

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Chandra S. Thammina, David L. Kidwell-Slak, Stefan Lura, and Margaret R. Pooler

, unwinged, and consistently dehiscent pods ( Li, 1944 ; Robertson and Lee, 1976 ). The objective of this study was to evaluate the genetic diversity and identity of accessions of Asian Cercis taxa in the collections at the USNA. Our confidence in the