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Genetic diversity in Oryza glumaepatula wild rice populations in Costa Rica and possible gene flow from O. sativa
Wild crop relatives are an important source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. Diversity estimates are generally lacking for many wild crop relatives. The objective of the present study was to analyze how genetic ...
Molecular characterization and genetic diversity of Jatropha curcas L. in Costa Rica
We estimated the genetic diversity of 50 Jatropha curcas samples from the Costa Rican germplasm bank using 18 EST-SSR, one G-SSR and nrDNA-ITS markers. We also evaluated the phylogenetic relationships among samples using ...
Effects of selective logging on the abundance, regeneration and short-term survival of Caryocar costaricense (Caryocaceae) and Peltogyne purpurea (Caesalpinaceae), two endemic timber species of southern Central America
In this study, we determined the effects of selective logging on the abundance of the last remnant populations of two tropical timber species with a restricted distribution, Caryocar costaricense and Peltogyne purpurea. ...
Genetic Diversity and Spatial Genetic Structure of an Epiphytic Bromeliad in Costa Rican Montane Secondary Forest Patches
Information on genetic variation and its distribution in tropical plant populations relies mainly on studies of ground‐rooted species, while genetic information of epiphytic plants is still limited. Particularly, the effect ...
Efectos de la Fragmentación del Bosque Tropical Seco Sobre el Éxito Reproductivo y la Estructura Genética del Arbol Samanea saman
Effects of Dry Tropical Forest Fragmentation on the Reproductive Success and Genetic Structure of the Tree Samanea saman
Tropical trees are particularly vulnerable to forest fragmentation because of their low densities, self-incompatibilty system, and high rates of outbreeding. Forest fragmentation is likely to decrease gene flow, increase ...
Canines as a measuring tool for leaf tent construction in Dermanura watsoni
Many animals are capable of constructing structures to modify the environment for their own benefit. The design of these structures requires animals to perceive dimensions. However, how animals take measurements to achieve ...
Individual and tempo- ral variation in outcrossing rates and pollen flow patterns in Ceiba pentandra (Malvaceae: Bombacoidea)
Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree with high rates of selfing in some populations. In mixed‐mating species, variation in selfing is due to changes in adult density or variability of incompatibility systems. The effect of ...
Mating system and pollen flow between remnant populations of the endangered tropical tree, Guaiacum sanctum (Zygophyllaceae)
Tropical trees are generally long-lived making it difficult to assess the long-term effects of habitat fragmentation on genetic diversity. Maintenance of genetic diversity in fragmented landscapes is largely dependent on ...
Efectos de la Fragmentación de Bosques y la Fenología de Floración sobre el Éxito Reproductivo y los Patrones de Apareamiento de Pachira quinata, un Árbol de Bosque Tropical Seco
Effects of forest fragmentation and flowering phenology on the reproductive success and mating patterns of the tropical dry forest tree Pachira quinata
Los resultados de varios estudios sugieren que la fragmentación de bosques afecta los patrones deapareamiento y de éxito reproductivo de especies de árboles tropicales al reducir la actividad de poliniza-dores, la deposición ...
Neither insects nor wind: ambophily in dioecious Chamaedorea palms (Arecaceae)
Pollination of Neotropical dioecious trees is commonly related to generalist insects. Similar data for non‐tree species with separated genders are inconclusive. Recent studies on pollination of dioecious Chamaedorea palms ...