December 22, 2016

A new paper led by Wojciech Paul and co-authored by our team has been published in Acta Biologica Cracoviensia s. Botanica. It presents a population genetic analysis of Viola uliginosa, a declining species of European wet habitats.

Our AFLP analysis revealed a very low genetic diversity of the Polish populations, especially at the species' locus classicus near Kraków. Genetic structure of the studied populations suggested local affinities of populations but does not generally support hypothesized recent continuity of V. uliginosa range along the river valleys of southern Poland.

The paper is freely available under Open Access policy at the journal’s website (click a DOI link below).


Paul W, Cieślak E, Ronikier M, Migdałek G, Słomka A, Żabicka J, 2016. Low genetic diversity of declining Viola uliginosa (Violaceae) at its southern range limits in Poland. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia s. Botanica 58: 71–82 DOI