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

Author

Summary, in 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.

Department/s

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

Topic

  • Biological Sciences

Keywords

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

Status

Published

Research group

  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0354-4664