Mating system parameters and genetic structure in Argentinean populations of Acacia caven (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae)

Authors
Pometti, Carolina Luciana; Vilardi, Juan Cesar; Saidman, Beatriz Ofelia
Publication Year
2011
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Acacia caven (Mol.) Mol. is native to South America. The species is a leguminous, woody small tree that is considered to have certain potential as a managed silvopastoral crop. Six varieties have been described for the species based on both morphological traits and molecular markers. Little information is available on its mating system. The main objectives of this work were to test the hypothesis that A. caven is an outcrosser and to estimate parameters of its mating system and population structure on the basis of isozyme markers. In the four populations studied, a high homozygote excess was found in the progeny population but not in the mother plant genotypes. The estimate for the multi-locus outcrossing rate (tm) was high (≥0. 957) in all populations, indicating that Acacia caven is a predominantly outcrosser species. The results of genetic structure analysis within each population indicated that differences in allelic frequencies among families in all of the populations studied are highly significant. The difference in F estimates between progeny and mother plants suggests some selection favouring heterozygotes between the seedling and adult stages. Therefore, a strategy for ex situ conservation might emphasise sampling more populations with a relative large number of trees per site.
Fil: Pometti, Carolina Luciana. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Vilardi, Juan Cesar. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Cs.exactas y Naturales. Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución. Genética de Población Aplicadas; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Saidman, Beatriz Ofelia. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
ACACIA CAVEN
GENETIC STRUCTURE
MATING SYSTEM PARAMETERS
OUTCROSSER
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/68839