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Genetic Structure of a Naturally Regenerating Post-Fire Seedling Population: Pinus halepensis As a Case Study

To study the effects of wildfire on population genetics of a wind pollinated and wind dispersed tree, we have analyzed the genetic structure of a post-fire, naturally regenerating seedling population of Pinus halepensis Miller, on Mt. Carmel, Israel. We tested the existence of spatial genetic structure, which is expected due to the special spatial demographic structure of the post-fire seedling and sapling populations of this species.

Further reading - Gershberg A., Neā€™edman G, & Ben-Shlomo R. Front. Plant Sci., 27 April 2016 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00549