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Population genetics of the understory fishtail palm Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti in Belize: high genetic connectivity with local differentiation

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Title
Population genetics of the understory fishtail palm Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti in Belize: high genetic connectivity with local differentiation
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BMC Genetics, October 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2156-10-65
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Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo, Christine D Bacon, Nancy C Garwood, Richard M Bateman, Meredith M Thomas, Steve Russell, C Donovan Bailey, William J Hahn, Samuel GM Bridgewater, Rob DeSalle

Abstract

Developing a greater understanding of population genetic structure in lowland tropical plant species is highly relevant to our knowledge of increasingly fragmented forests and to the conservation of threatened species. Specific studies are particularly needed for taxa whose population dynamics are further impacted by human harvesting practices. One such case is the fishtail or xaté palm (Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti) of Central America, whose wild-collected leaves are becoming progressively more important to the global ornamental industry. We use microsatellite markers to describe the population genetics of this species in Belize and test the effects of climate change and deforestation on its recent and historical effective population size.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Costa Rica 3 2%
Mexico 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 115 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 15%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Professor 12 9%
Student > Master 12 9%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 16 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 81 63%
Environmental Science 14 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 6%
Psychology 3 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 2%
Other 3 2%
Unknown 17 13%

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