The information obtained from morphological descriptors (leaf traits) and molecular markers data are compared in poplar. The results show that the morphological traits have a discriminant power comparable to the molecular ones if an optimal environmental design is applied. The correlation between the different distance matrices depends from the developmental stage of the leaves.
Clonal divergence in Poplar: correlation between molecular and quantitative measures of neutral variation / Adelaide Turchi; Milvia Luisa Racchi; Achille Giorgelli; Franco Picco; Alessandro Camussi. - ELETTRONICO. - (2012), pp. 0-0. (Intervento presentato al convegno SIGA Annual Congress tenutosi a Perugia nel 17-20 settembre 2012).