|Lack of genetic variation of an invasive clonal plant Eichhornia crassipes in China revealed by RAPD and ISSR markers|
Li, W.; Wang, B.; Wang, J. (2006). Lack of genetic variation of an invasive clonal plant Eichhornia crassipes in China revealed by RAPD and ISSR markers. Aquat. Bot. 84(2): 176-180
In: Aquatic Botany. Elsevier Science: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; London; Amsterdam. ISSN 0304-3770, more
Genetic diversity; Growth; Invasive plants; Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms [WoRMS]; Fresh water
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Random amplified polymorphic DNAs (RAPDs) and inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSRs) markers were used to analyze genetic structure of six populations of invasive plant Eichhornia crassipes that were sampled from its introduced regions in Southern China. Using 25 RAPD primers and 18 ISSR primers, 172 RAPD bands and 145 ISSR bands were produced respectively. But no polymorphic band was detected either within population or among populations by both markers, indicating the genetic diversity of E. crassipes in Southern China is extremely low, and all populations most likely consist of the same genotype. This study suggested that some other adaptability related factors, other than the genetic diversity, are responsible to the E. crassipes rapid expansion in China.