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Publications of : C.G. Fajardo
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Genetic and phenotypic association of the carnauba palm tree evaluated by inter-simple sequence repeat and biometric traits

The carnauba palm Copernicia prunifera is the third most important non-timber forest species in Brazil; it is mainly known for the production of carnauba wax. We examined intrapopulation genetic diversity and correlated genotypic and phenotypic traits of 28 trees from a coastal location in Rio Grande do Norte state. Phenotypic variables tree height, diameter at brea.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(3):


Plant Genetics   Research Article

Increased relatedness among the neighboring plants from seedling to adult stages in carnaúba wax palm

    F.A. Vieira, R.F. Sousa, C.G. Fajardo and M.M. Brandão

The objective of this study was to assess the spatial genetic structure (SGS) at different life stages (cohorts) in a remnant population (N = 101) of Copernicia prunifera in the semiarid region of northeastern Brazil. Using seven inter-simple sequence repeat molecular markers, we were able to analyze 93 loci with 100% polymorphism. Seedlings had the highest level of.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 15(4): gmr15049100

DOI: 10.4238/gmr15049100

Plant Genetics   Research Article

Mating system and intrapopulational genetic diversity of Copernicia prunifera (Arecaceae): a native palm from Brazilian semiarid

The aim of this study was to investigate the mating system and genetic diversity of the palm Copernicia prunifera using inter-simple sequence repeat markers. We found that the C. prunifera has multiple inflorescences with hermaphroditic flowers and pollen viability of 62%. Outcrossing rates at the population level (N = 267) produced a multilocus outcrossing rate (tm.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(3): gmr16039764

DOI: 10.4238/gmr16039764

Plant Genetics   Research Article

Anthropization as a determinant factor in the genetic structure of Copernicia prunifera (Arecaceae)

This study uses ISSR molecular markers to characterize the demographic pattern, and spatial genetic structure (SGS) at different life stages of development (cohorts) in a natural population of Copernicia prunifera in the Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil. All individuals were sampled and georeferenced in a 0.55-ha plot. The demographic analyses showed a clustered pa.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(3): gmr16039768

DOI: 10.4238/gmr16039768

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