Developing know-how for the improvement and sustainable management of teak genetic resources

Volkaert, Hugo; Lowe, Andrew; Davies, Samantha; Cavers, Stephen; Puthanveettil, Indira; Sudarsono, S.; Vanavichit, Apichart; Van Der Straeten, Dominique; Wellendorf, Hubert. 2008 Developing know-how for the improvement and sustainable management of teak genetic resources. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 95pp.

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The project had the following objectives: To trace and quantify genetic diversity of teak within its natural range, DNA markers were used to assay the current distribution of genetic diversity within and between populations, investigate its mating system and establish historical migration patterns. To evaluate the amount of contemporary gene flow through pollen and seed, hypervariable microsatellite DNA markers have been developed for parentage analysis. The molecular work was complemented by field observations of teak flower insect pollinators. To assess the influence of human disturbance, the genetic diversity in teak forests that have been undisturbed, lightly or heavily disturbed have been assessed and compared for both population genetic diversity and contemporary gene flow processes.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > BD01 Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Watt
Funders/Sponsors: European Commission
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 25 Oct 2010 15:24 +0 (UTC)

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