The range-wide level of genetic variation of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is geographically structured. High admixture and low genetic structure of populations in Central Europe and Fennoscandia suggest past recolonization from multiple sources and the influence of human-mediated gene transfer. Gene pools of marginal and isolated stands require active conservation. Some areas of Scots pine distribution need further genetic studies.
Pinus sylvestris; Admixture; Gene flow; Homogenization; Conservation; Nuclear markers
Żukowska, W.B., Wójkiewicz, B., Lewandowski, A. et al. Genetic variation of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in Eurasia: impact of postglacial recolonization and human-mediated gene transfer. Annals of Forest Science 80, 42 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01207-6
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The dataset analyzed during the current study is available in the Zenodo repository, https://zenodo.org/record/8405255