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DNA C-values of 20 invasive alien species and 3 native species in South China.

Author:
  • Ni Gong
  • Yu-Tao Wang
  • Lars Olof Björn
  • Shaoshan Li
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 1465-1472
Publication/Series: Archives of Biological Sciences
Volume: 66
Issue: 4
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Srpsko biološko društvo, Institut za biološka istraživanja "Siniša Stanković", Biološki fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, Institut za primenu nuklearne energije u poljoprivredi, šumarstvu i veterinarstvu

Abstract english

Cultivated fields and forests in South China are experiencing serious damage due to invasive alien plants. We

investigated the relation between DNA C-values and invasiveness. The DNA C-values of 23 species ranged from 0.39 pg to 3.37 pg. Herbs, perennials and native species had higher mean DNA C-values than shrubs, annuals and invasive alien species. DNA C-values decreased with increasing invasiveness. Paederia scandens, a harmful native species, has the lowest DNA C-value among the perennials, indicating that native species with low nuclear content may also possess an invasive potential.

Keywords

  • Biological Sciences
  • China
  • DNA C-value
  • flow cytometry
  • invasiveness
  • South China

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Published
  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • ISSN: 0354-4664
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Molecular Cell Biology

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