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Authors Margiotta, B; Colaprico, G; Urbano, M; Veronico, G; Tommasi, F; Tomaselli, V
Author Full Name Margiotta, Benedetta; Colaprico, Giuseppe; Urbano, Marcella; Veronico, Giuseppe; Tommasi, Franca; Tomaselli, Valeria
Title Halophile wheatgrass Thinopyrum elongatum (Host) DR Dewey (Poaceae) in three Apulian coastal wetlands: vegetation survey and genetic diversity
Source PLANT BIOSYSTEMS
Language English
Document Type Article; Early Access
Author Keywords coastal wetland; Thinopyrum elongatum; vegetation analysis; ecological context; seed storage proteins; genetic diversity
Keywords Plus WEIGHT GLUTENIN SUBUNITS; DECAPLOID AGROPYRON-ELONGATUM; TRITICUM-AESTIVUM; LOPHOPYRUM-ELONGATUM; GENOTYPIC DIVERSITY; COMMUNITY STRUCTURE; PLANT-COMMUNITIES; ADDITION LINES; SOIL-SALINITY; RESISTANCE
Abstract Three Apulian (SE Italy) coastal sites, Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo (T), Punta della Contessa Salt Pans (S) and the La Vela Swamp (P), characterised by sandy shores and salt marshes recognised as wetland environments belonging to the Natura 2000 network, were selected as study areas in order to survey the vegetation zonation, plant communities, ecological context and genetic diversity of Thinopyrum elongatum population within humid habitats. Analysis of vegetation, plant communities and soil samplings were carried out to investigate the ecological context of 24 populations collected of this halophile wheatgrass, along with biochemical characterization (A-PAGE, SDS-PAGE, and IEFxSDS-PAGE) of seed storage proteins, used to assess the genetic diversity intra- and inter-populations and genotype frequencies. Thinopyrum elongatum populations showed a significative presence in the halophile shrub plant communities of salt marshes, especially those characterised by Limbarda crithmoides and Artemisia caerulescens. The differences of the protein patterns, suggest the presence in the T area of a higher genetic variability and a greater resistance to the numerous factors of human pressure. The results have been discussed hypothesizing that this multidisciplinary approach could be considered a model to evaluate in the future the same environments or other similar ones, subjected to anthropogenic pressures and environmental changes.
Author Address [Margiotta, Benedetta; Colaprico, Giuseppe; Urbano, Marcella; Veronico, Giuseppe] CNR, IBBR, Natl Res Council, Inst Biosci & BioResources, Via Amendola 165-A, Bari, Italy; [Tommasi, Franca; Tomaselli, Valeria] Univ Bari Aldo Moro, Dept Biol, Bari, Italy
Reprint Address Margiotta, B (corresponding author), CNR, IBBR, Natl Res Council, Inst Biosci & BioResources, Via Amendola 165-A, Bari, Italy.
E-mail Address benedetta.margiotta@ibbr.cnr.it
ResearcherID Number Tommasi, Franca/H-1908-2015
ORCID Number Tommasi, Franca/0000-0002-6447-5465
Publisher TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Publisher City ABINGDON
Publisher Address 2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OR14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND
ISSN 1126-3504
29-Character Source Abbreviation PLANT BIOSYST
ISO Source Abbreviation Plant Biosyst.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1080/11263504.2020.1829732
Page Count 15
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number OM6LX
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000586134800001
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