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By Anna Lewington, Edward Parker

"Among the entire diverse productions with which Nature has decorated the surfaces of the earth, none awakens our sympathies, or pursuits our mind's eye so powerfully as these venerable timber, which appear to have stood the lapse of ages." - John Muir, 1868

A attention-grabbing social gathering of the a few of the oldest residing organisms on the earth, from the grand Oaks of Europe and effective Redwoods of California to Africas upside-down Baobab tree, and from the Ginkgos of China and Korea to the Olive tree, the global image of peace.

Ancient bushes covers these species of tree that experience lived for greater than one thousand years: the Redwood, Bristlecone pine, Montezuma Cypress, the Monkey Puzzle, Amazonian Ancients, Yew, Oak, candy Chestnut, Lime, Olive, Welwitschia, the Baobab, Kauri, Totara, Antarctic Beech, the Fig, Cedar, and Ginkgo.

Anna Lewington, the well known author on all issues botanical, and top flora and fauna photographer Edward Parker offer an illuminating and visually impressive heritage of every tree species, together with the place the long-living species can nonetheless be came across, the bushes botanical information, and its legendary institutions.

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Sixty-three RAPD polymorphic and 15 monomorphic loci were obtained from 122 individuals. Genetic diversity was low and very close among populations and regions. 000) of the total variation. The greater part of the variance, 81%, was observed within populations. 12). The three chloroplast microsatellite primers assayed on 100 individuals gave 13 chlorotypes. Most of the populations showed 2 or 3 haplotypes. 80 among the populations. 0000) of the total variation. Genetic diversity varies with regions, the north and south being less variable.

The remaining sites that will be suitable for the establishment of Fagus populations will be covering about 1700 km2 or in other words, about 1/3 of the original potential distribution range, including parts of the states of Quere´taro, Hidalgo, Puebla, and a very small portion of the state of Veracruz (Figure 2). Due to its drastic distribution pattern contraction, the remaining Fagus patches will probably coincide with only three of the Priority Regions for Conservation (PRCs 2, 3 and 4) in the states of Quere´taro, Hidalgo and Puebla and none will be present in the state of Veracruz (Figure 2).

Random amplified polymorphism DNAs (RAPDs) and chloroplast microsatellite markers were used to quantify the genetic variation and to analyse the geographic distribution of diversity. Ten locations covering most of the natural range were sampled. Sixty-three RAPD polymorphic and 15 monomorphic loci were obtained from 122 individuals. Genetic diversity was low and very close among populations and regions. 000) of the total variation. The greater part of the variance, 81%, was observed within populations.

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