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).
A sample of rDNA genotype and cpDNA haplotype combinations are presented in Tables 6 and 7 to show some of the relationships observed between rDNA and cpDNA and the morphologically described asexual taxa, or agamospecies. 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. The genotype designation is rDNA based on site and length polymorphisms, rDNA based on sites polymorphisms, cpDNA haplotypes based on site and length polymorphisms, and cpDNA based on site polymorphisms.
Based on morphology several North American dandelions are identified as native European agamospecies (Table 2).