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Complex phylogeographic patterns indicate Central American origin of two widespread Mesoamerican Quercus (Fagaceae) species
The northern Neotropical region is characterized by a heterogeneous geological and climatic history. Recent studies have shown contrasting patterns regarding the role of geographic elements as barriers that could have ...
Contrasting Patterns of Population History and Seed-mediated Gene Flow in Two Endemic Costa Rican Oak Species
Lower Central America is an important area to study recent population history and diversification of Neotropical species due to its complex and dynamic geology and climate. Phylogeographic studies in this region are few ...
Population and genetic structure of two dioecious timber species Virola surinamensis and Virola koschnyi (Myristicaceae) in southwestern Costa Rica
Selective logging regulations generally fail to account for sex ratios, sex size distribution, spatial patterns and genetic structure in dioecious timber species. Furthermore, sympatric congeneric dioecious tropical species ...
Spatial genetic structure within size classes of the endangered tropical tree Guaiacum sanctum (Zygophyllaceae)
Premise of the study: Patterns of spatial genetic structure (SGS) were analyzed within a population of the endangered tropical tree Guaiacum sanctum located in northwestern Costa Rica. Documentation of these patterns ...
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 ...
Genetic diversity in the endangered tropical tree, Guaiacum sanctum (Zygophyllaceae)
Fragmentation of tropical forests has changed continuous tropical landscapes into a network of poorly connected fragments, reducing population sizes and potentially increasing genetic isolation. This study quantifies genetic ...
Estado actual del banco de germoplasma de Pejibaye en la Estación Experimental Los Diamantes, Costa Rica
Current status of the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) germoplasm bank, Guapiles, Costa Rica.
The objective of this study was to determine the current status of the peach palm germoplasm bank at Los Diamantes Experimental Station (BGPLD). Lost accessions were quantified and missing passport data for the remaining ...
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. ...