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Research Publications in journals:
Seed image analysis and taxonomy of Diplotaxis DC. (Brassicaceae, Brassiceae)
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Plants and animal biology and ecology,
  • Crop production
Information
Abstract
The genus Diplotaxis, comprising 32 or 34 species, plus several additional infraspecific taxa, displays a considerable degree of heterogeneity in the morphology, molecular markers, chromosome numbers and geographical amplitude of the species. The taxonomic relationships within the genus Diplotaxis were investigated by phenetic characterisation of germplasm belonging to 27 taxa of the genus, because there is an increasing interest in Diplotaxis, since some of its species (D. tenuifolia, D. muralis) are gathered or cultivated for human consumption, whereas others are frequent arable weeds (D. erucoides) in many European vineyards. Using a computer-aided vision system, 33 morpho-colorimetric features of seeds were electronically measured. The data were used to implement a statistical classifier, which is able to discriminate the taxa within the genus Diplotaxis, in order to compare the resulting species grouping with the current infrageneric systematics of this genus. Despite the high heterogeneity of the samples, due to the great intra-population variability, the stepwise Linear Discriminant Analysis method, applied to distinguish the groups, was able to reach over 80% correct identification. The results obtained allowed us to confirm the current taxonomic position of most taxa and suggested the taxonomic position of others for reconsideration.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Systematics And Biodiversity
ISBN
1477-2000
Impact factor JCR
2,158
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2011
Volume
10
10.1080/14772000.2012.658881
Journal number
1
From page
57
To page
70
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Oscar Grillo (Stazione Sperimentale di Granicoltura per la Sicilia, Centro Conservazione Biodiversita, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell¿Ambiente, Universit`a di Cagliari)
  • Autor: David Draper (Instituto de Ecolog¿a, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja)
  • Autor: Gianfranco Venora (Stazione Sperimentale di Granicoltura per la Sicilia)
  • Autor: Juan Bautista Martinez Laborde (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Biodiversidad y conservación de recursos fitogenéticos
  • Departamento: Biología Vegetal
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