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Journal of Applied Genetics 46(3), 2005, pp. 271-277

Genetic variability among beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations from the Sudety Mountains, in respect of peroxidase and malate dehydrogenase loci

Maria Krzakowa, Jan Matras

Abstract: Individual trees growing in five populations of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in the Sudety Mountains were investigated in respect of variability of peroxidases (2 loci) and malate dehydrogenase (1 locus). Differences between populations were illustrated by a dendrogram constructed on the basis of Hedrick's (1974) genetic distances. The mean GST coefficient (=0.0333) value demonstrated the higher level of intra-population variability, as compared to the inter-population (DST = 0.0149) variability.

Key words: enzyme electrophoresis, Fagus sylvatica, genetic structure.

Correspondence: M. Krzakowa, Department of Genetics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Miedzychodzka 5, 60-371 Poznan, Poland, e-mail:

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