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Pace , Matthew Charles [1], Cameron, Kenneth [2].

Reconstructing the phylogeographic history of Spiranthes lucida: evidence of possible glacial refugia.

Spiranthes lucida is perhaps the most unusual and least studied species in the genus. Spiranthes lucida is only found in eastern North America, yet is most closely related to a clade of primarily western North American species. Furthermore, S. lucida has a highly fragmented natural distribution and a unique pollination strategy within the genus. Its geographic distribution is composed of 4 major and 4 minor disjunct metapopulations including the Ozark Plateau, southern Great Lakes, Appalachian Mountains, and northern NY and New England. Though it has a wide geographic range, S. lucida is rarely common on the landscape, and is a listed species of conservation concern in 17 of the 31 states and providences it occurs in. To assess the phylogeographic history and conservation status of this rare species, the population genetics of S. lucida was assessed utilizing microsatellites derived from Illumina Sequencing.

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1 - University Of Wisconsin - Madison, 430 Lincoln Drive, Birge Hall, Madison, WI, 53706, USA
2 - University Of Wisconsin, Department Of Botany, 154 Birge Hall, 450 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI, 53706, USA

next-generation sequencing
Glacial refugia.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Session: P
Location: Eyrie/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PBG011
Abstract ID:424
Candidate for Awards:None

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