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A Study of Tamarix, a Invasive Desert Species or, Another Juicy Hypothesis Bites the Dust
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Gregory Wadsworth
Buffalo State College

Candace Collmer
Cornell University


Brief Overview:

If we assume that the US Tamarix population is the result of the introduction of a single plant in the 19th century, we would predict that haplotypes of US Tamarix would be tightly clustered relative to Asian haplotypes.  



- BIOQUEST-pres2.ppt