Biodiversity Science ›› 2008, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (6): 562-569.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1003.2008.08201

• Editorial • Previous Article     Next Article

Genetic diversity in natural populations of Sorbus pohuashanensis

Jian Zheng1, 2, Yongqi Zheng1*, Chuanhong Zhang1, Yichen Zong1, Bojing Li1, Chao Wu3   

  1. 1 Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091
    2 Research Institute of Tropic Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Guangzhou 510520
    3 Afforestation Management Office of Hedong District, Tianjin 300176
  • Online:2008-11-20

Sorbus pohuashanensis is a tree species native to northern China with high potential for ornamental use. The genetic structure and diversity of eight natural populations of Sorbus pohuashanensis were studied at ten loci encoding four isozymes using horizontal starch gel electrophoresis. Genetic diversity was high at the species level with the mean number of alleles per locus Na = 2.2000, the percentage of polymorphic loci P = 100%, and the mean expected heterozygosity He = 0.4240. Values of the three parameters of He, Ne, and Shannon′s information index indicated a random pattern of genetic diversity among the eight populations. A low level of genetic differentiation among populations (Fst = 0.0758) and a high estimate of gene flow (Nm = 3.0472) were detected together with a high level of genetic identity (I) among the populations (from 0.8585 to 0.9872). Wright’s F-statistics analysis indicated an excess of heterozygotes both at the individual population level (Fis = –0.4180) and at the total population level (Fit = –0.3105). χ2-tests (P<0.05) indicated that 73.62% of the assayed loci departed from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The UPGMA cluster analysis suggested that the genetic distances among populations were weakly correlated with their geographic distances.

No related articles found!
Full text



[1] ZHANG Yan FANG Li LI Tian-Fei YAO Zhao-BingJIANG Jin-Hui. Effect of Calcium on the Heat Tolerance and Active Oxygen Metabolism of Tobacco Leaves[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 2002, 19(06): 721 -726 .
[2] WEI Yuan, WANG Shi-Jie, LIU Xiu-Ming, and HUANG Tian-Zhi. Genetic diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in karst microhabitats of Guizhou Province, China[J]. Chin J Plan Ecolo, 2011, 35(10): 1083 -1090 .
[3] ZHANG Da-Yong, JIANG Xin-Hua. An Ecological Perspective on Crop Prduction[J]. Chin J Plan Ecolo, 2000, 24(3): 383 -384 .
[4] Wang Qing-suo, Li Bo. Preliminary Study on Biomass of Artemisia ordosica Community in Ordos Plateau Sandland of China[J]. Chin J Plan Ecolo, 1994, 18(4): 347 -353 .
[5] PANG XinAn, LIU-Xing, LIU Hong, WU Cui, WANG Jing-Yuan, YANG Shu-Xiang, WANG Qing-Feng. The geographic distribution and habitat of the Isoetes plants in China[J]. Biodiv Sci, 2003, 11(4): 288 -294 .
[6] . [J]. Chin Bull Bot, 1994, 11(专辑): 6 .
[7] MO Xin-Chun. Recent Progress in Model Grass Brachypodium distachyon (Poaceae)[J]. Plant Diversity, 2014, 36(02): 197 -207 .
[8] Wu Jin-Ling. The Lichens Collected from the Steppe of Xinjiang[J]. J Syst Evol, 1985, 23(1): 73 -78 .
[9] Bo LIU, Hai-Ning QIN. Taxonomic revision of the Symplocos nakaharae complex (Symplocaceae) with special reference to fruit morphology[J]. J Syst Evol, 2013, 51(1): 94 -114 .
[10] Guogang Zhang, Wei Liang, Guozhong Chu. Wintering behavior of black-faced spoonbill in Hainan Island[J]. Biodiv Sci, 2006, 14(4): 352 -358 .