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Seyed Mehdi Talebi

Seyed Mehdi Talebi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9663-7350
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 36544483000
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-34173317


G enetic diversity, population structure and morphological variability in the Lallemantia royleana (Lamiaceae) from Iran
gene flow, genetic admixture, Lallemantia royleana, medicinal plant
Journal Phytologia Balcanica
Researchers Fahimeh Koohdar ، Masoud Sheidai ، Seyed Mehdi Talebi ، Zahra Noormohammadi ، Somayyeh ghasemzadeh-baraki


Genetic variability and population structure were studied in 11 geographical populations of Lallemantia royleana Benth. (Lamiaceae). DNA was extracted from 102 plant specimens and used for ISSR assay. Genetic diversity parameters were determined in these populations. AMOVA and Gst analyses revealed the presence of extensive genetic variability within populations and significant molecular difference among the studied populations. Mantel test showed positive significant correlation between genetic distance and geographical distance of the populations. STRUCTURE and K-means clustering revealed populations genetic stratification. Networking showed some degree of gene exchange among the studied populations. UPGMA dendrogram of the populations based on morphological characters was in agreement with the NJ tree of molecular data. These results indicated that geographical populations of Lallemantia royleana are well differentiated both in genetic content and morphological characteristics. This information may be of use for future conservation and breeding of this medicinally important plant species.