06.11.2019: Botanisches Kolloquium "Population genetics, biogeography and conservation of a widespread orchid: Cypripedium calceolus"

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Das Institut für Botanik lädt zum Vortrag im Rahmen des Botanischen Kolloquiums WS 2019/2020 ein:

"Population genetics, biogeography and conservation of a widespread orchid: Cypripedium calceolus"
Prof. Dr. Michael Fay, Kew Gardens

06.11.2019 17:00 Uhr
Hörsaal A
Institut für Botanik, Sternwartestr. 15, 6020 Innsbruck

Inhalt: Although it is one of the most widespread species of Orchidaceae, Cypripedium calceolus is considered as a high priority for conservation in many of the countries where it occurs; it has been the subject of a conservation project at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, since the 1980s, leading to a successful reintroduction programme in England. The project has involved the development of in vitro seed germination and studies of mycorrhizal associations and population genetics in the species. Working with collaborators from across its range, we now have population samples from Finland to Italy and from England to eastern Russia, and the population genetic data are being incorporated into conservation action in several countries. Our current research is focused on 1) investigating its phylogeographic history and 2) testing the hypothesis that current patterns of genetic diversity and differentiation reflect past climatic fluctuations and the mixed clonal‐sexual reproductive system in this species.



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