Maintenance of genetic diversity in Parkia speciosa in logged-over forests

Chai T. Lee, R Wickneswari V Ratnam, M. Clyde Mahani, A. H. Zakri

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of a single logging event (taken place more than 40 years ago) on the genetic diversity of Parkia speciosa in a lowland dipterocarp forest. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers were used to estimate the genetic diversity parameters, namely, Shannon's diversity index, mean number of alleles per locus, effective number of alleles per locus, Nei's gene diversity and percentage of polymorphic loci. A total of 27 to 33 adult P. speciosa trees from three adjacent forest management units in Pasoh Forest Reserve, i.e., the Unlogged Stand (control site), Regenerated Stand 1 (logged in 1951) and Regenerated Stand 2 (logged in 1955) were analysed. RAPD analyses using seven 10-mer arbitrary primers yielded a total of 51 consistent loci. The t-tests showed that the overall genetic diversity measures of P. speciosa from the two regenerated stands were not significantly different from the control site. With the assumption that these three "subpopulations" were genetically identical before logging, this may indicate that a single logging event under the Malayan Uniform System (MUS) of harvesting practice did not cause genetic erosion in P. speciosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-178
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Tropical Forest Science
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

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logging
random amplified polymorphic DNA technique
genetic variation
loci
allele
Alleles
DNA
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subpopulation
diversity index
Genetic Markers
Dipterocarpaceae
forest management
forest reserves
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Keywords

  • Genetic diversity
  • Logging
  • Parkia speciosa
  • Popgene
  • RAPD
  • Sample size

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Maintenance of genetic diversity in Parkia speciosa in logged-over forests. / Lee, Chai T.; V Ratnam, R Wickneswari; Mahani, M. Clyde; Zakri, A. H.

In: Journal of Tropical Forest Science, Vol. 14, No. 2, 04.2002, p. 163-178.

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Lee, Chai T. ; V Ratnam, R Wickneswari ; Mahani, M. Clyde ; Zakri, A. H. / Maintenance of genetic diversity in Parkia speciosa in logged-over forests. In: Journal of Tropical Forest Science. 2002 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 163-178.
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