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Westberg, E., KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck, Germany; Ziffer-Berger, J., Multi-disciplinary Faculty, Levinsky College of Education, Shoshana Persitz 15, Tel Aviv, 6937808, Israel, Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 6997801, Israel

The winter annuals Brassica tournefortii and Raphanus raphanistrum (Brassicaceae) share similar habitats and life-history traits, but differ in their reproduction system (self-compatibility vs. self-incompatibility, respectively). The two phylogenetically close species offer means to assess the effect of reproductive biology on genetic diversity between and within populations. In general, genetic diversity between populations of B. tournefortii was higher than that found between populations of R. raphanistrum, while higher genetic diversity indices were evident within populations of R. raphanistrum. In addition, the results of pairwise genetic distances indicated that the genetic distances between populations can be associated to the species' reproductive biology and not to the population's distribution pattern. We discuss whether knowledge of reproductive and habitat characteristics can be used to predict genetic diversity when planning sampling scheme for ex situ conservation. © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2018.

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Genetic diversity among and within populations of Raphanus raphanistrum and Brassica tournefortii (Brassicaceae) in Israel: A case study for planning ex situ conservation program of crop wild relatives
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Westberg, E., KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck, Germany; Ziffer-Berger, J., Multi-disciplinary Faculty, Levinsky College of Education, Shoshana Persitz 15, Tel Aviv, 6937808, Israel, Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 6997801, Israel

Genetic diversity among and within populations of Raphanus raphanistrum and Brassica tournefortii (Brassicaceae) in Israel: A case study for planning ex situ conservation program of crop wild relatives

The winter annuals Brassica tournefortii and Raphanus raphanistrum (Brassicaceae) share similar habitats and life-history traits, but differ in their reproduction system (self-compatibility vs. self-incompatibility, respectively). The two phylogenetically close species offer means to assess the effect of reproductive biology on genetic diversity between and within populations. In general, genetic diversity between populations of B. tournefortii was higher than that found between populations of R. raphanistrum, while higher genetic diversity indices were evident within populations of R. raphanistrum. In addition, the results of pairwise genetic distances indicated that the genetic distances between populations can be associated to the species' reproductive biology and not to the population's distribution pattern. We discuss whether knowledge of reproductive and habitat characteristics can be used to predict genetic diversity when planning sampling scheme for ex situ conservation. © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2018.

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