Ecological and genetically diverging species in biogeographic space
Authors: Christina Call
Boechera (Brassicaceae) produces sexual diploids that hybridize when in proximity to other taxa, giving rise to apomicts. Using a 15-locus microsatellite (SSR) data set, ecological data, and ArcGIS, we analyzed the distribution of allelic diversity, heterozygosity, and apomixis between two divergent sexual diploids to provide data for conservation efforts. Geospatial patterns with inverse distance weighting (IDW) in Spatial Analyst show associations with heterozygosity and allelic diversity.