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Title: cpDNA of Acer saccharum and Acer nigrum are Very Similar
Creators: Skepner, Adam P.; Krane, Dan E.
Issue Date: 1997-09
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v97, n4 (September, 1997), 90-93
Abstract: The number of species and sub-species that comprise North American sugar maples has remained in dispute since their first characterization over 100 years ago. The taxonomic distinctiveness of Acer nigrum (black maples) and A saccharum (sugar maples) has been particularly controversial. An analysis of the nucleotide sequences from a non-coding region of the chloroplast genome of Ohio black and sugar maples suggests that these trees are genetically very similar and do not require separate taxonomic designations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23754
ISSN: 0030-0950
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