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Genetic and geographic variation of the mangrove tree Bruguiera in Sri Lanka
Abeysinghe, P.D.; Triest, L.; De Greef, B.; Koedam, N.; Hettiarachi, S. (2000). Genetic and geographic variation of the mangrove tree Bruguiera in Sri Lanka. Aquat. Bot. 67(2): 131-141. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3770(99)00096-0
In: Aquatic Botany. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam. ISSN 0304-3770, more
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  • Abeysinghe, P.D.; Triest, L.; De Greef, B.; Koedam, N.; Hettiarachi, S. (2000). Genetic and geographic variation of the mangrove tree Bruguiera in Sri Lanka, in: (2000). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 30(2000). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 30: pp. chapter 2, more

Keywords
    Biochemistry; Coasts; DNA; Geographical distribution; Geography; Mangrove swamps; Plant populations; Population genetics; Regional variations; Subpopulations; Trees; Trees; Trees; Bruguiera sexangula (Lour.) Poir. [WoRMS]; Sri Lanka [Marine Regions]; Brackish water
Author keywords
    DNA; RAPD; genetic diversity; Bruguiera; Sri Lanka; mangroves; Data interpretation; ISW, sri lanka, southern, galle; Coast (see also shore); Distribution (mathematical); ISW, sri lanka, western, negombo; ISW, sri lanka, southern, rekawa beach

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  • Abeysinghe, P.D., more
  • Triest, L., more
  • De Greef, B.
  • Koedam, N., more
  • Hettiarachi, S.

Abstract
    The variation in two Bruguiera species in populations from different climatic and macrogeographic regions along the western to southeastern coastal area in Sri Lanka was studied using RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA), Intra- and interspecific variation was observed using 20 primers of the 45 primers screened. Some primers showed diagnostic banding patterns and allowed unambiguous differentiation between B. sexangula and B. gymnorhiza without any indication of hybrid individuals. RAPD markers were also used to produce a similarity matrix among individuals of a species. A higher degree of polymorphism was observed within populations of B. gymnorhiza in Rekawa, situated in the climatically intermediate (between the wet and dry) zone, than within populations from the wet zone (Galle and Negombo). RAPD data analysis did not reveal a clear relationship between genetic differences and macrogeographical variation along the western and southern coastal area in Sri Lanka, but indicated that a small population of B. sexangula was genetically different. A more pronounced genetic difference at the population level in B. sexangula than in B. gymnorhiza is suggested.

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