agamospecies


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agamospecies

[‚a·gə·mō′spē·shēz]
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Although others consider these "species" to be an aggregate of distinct agamospecies that are more equivalent in rank to sections of Taraxacum (Richards, 1985), the broad classification of weedy North American dandelions is used here.
Richards kindly identified 40 of these dandelions to specific Taraxacum agamospecies (Table 2).
Two distinct patterns are observed: one pattern shows genotypic diversity within agamospecies (Table 6), and conversely, the other observation is several different microspecies (the asexual and sexual taxa) share a single rDNA-cpDNA genotype (Table 7).
Examples of rDNA and cpDNA variation within agamospecies.
Based on morphology several North American dandelions are identified as native European agamospecies (Table 2).