Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions ›› 2018, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (2): 151-158.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1226.2018.00151

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Relationship between the haplotype distribution of Artemisia halodendron (Asteraceae) and hydrothermal regions in Horqin Sandy Land, northern China

WenDa Huang1,2, XueYong Zhao1,3, YuLin Li1, YuQiang Li1, YaYong Luo1   

  1. 1. Naiman Desertification Research Station, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China;
    2. Key Laboratory of Stress Physiology and Ecology in Cold and Arid Regions, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China;
    3. Urat Desert-grassland Research Station, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China
  • Received:2017-03-15 Revised:2017-07-29 Published:2018-11-22
  • Contact: WenDa Huang,
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    The authors thank all the members of Naiman Desertification Research Station, China Academy of Sciences (CAS), for their help in the field work. We acknowledge the China Meteorological Administration (Beijing, China) for help on the meteorological data information support. This study was financially supported by research projects 2016YFC0500907, 2017FY100205, 41201561, Y551821001, and 145RJYA269.

Abstract: The genetic diversity of Artemisia halodendron (Asteraceae), a constructive and dominant species in Horqin Sandy Land, was investigated to examine the genetic relationships with different hydrothermal regions in Horqin Sandy Land. We sequenced chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) fragments (trnL-F) of 243 plants from 10 populations across the Horqin Sandy Land. The analyses of cpDNA variation identified seven haplotypes. A low level of haplotype diversity (Hd=0.706) and nucleotide diversity (π=0.0013) was detected. Haplotypes clustered into two tentative clades. Low genetic differentiation among regions was consistently indicated by hierarchical analyses of molecular variance (AMOVA). Across the sampled populations, the haplotype distributions were differentiated with hydrothermal gradients.

Key words: Artemisia halodendron, population genetics, chloroplast DNA, trnL-F, Horqin Sandy Land

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