Evolutionary dynamics of nickel hyperaccumulation in Alyssum revealed by ITS nrDNA analysis

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Mengoni A., Baker A., Bazzicalupo M., Reeves R., Adiguzel N., Chianni E., ...More

NEW PHYTOLOGIST, vol.159, no.3, pp.691-699, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 159 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.2003.00837.x
  • Title of Journal : NEW PHYTOLOGIST
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-699
  • Keywords: Alyssum, heavy metals, nickel, hyperaccumulation, evolution, molecular phylogeny, internal transcribed spacers, THLASPI-CAERULESCENS, ARABIDOPSIS-HALLERI, DNA, ACCUMULATION, SEQUENCES, PHYLOGENY, NUCLEAR, ZINC, RECONSTRUCTION, POPULATIONS


Molecular phylogeny based on ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences was studied to investigate the phyletic relationships among some nickel (Ni)-hyperaccumulating and nonhyperaccumulating species of the genus Alyssum in relation to their geographic distribution and Ni-hyperaccumulating phenotype.