Recent similarity in distribution ranges does not mean a similar postglacial history

Recently we have published a description of a new model of postglacial migration in boreal tree species using Alnus incana as a model species. Our combined analysis of the cpDNA and microsatellite variation with fossil pollen data and macrofossil remnants of A. incana corrected the importance of eastern Russian Plain as an important glacial refugium for many boreal tree. We highlighted the importance of effective refugium located in Central Europe that should be considered as the main source area from which A. incana colonized northern Europe.

Mandák B., Havrdová A., Krak K., Hadincová V., Vít P., Zákravský P. & Douda J. (2016): Recent similarity in distribution ranges does not mean a similar postglacial history: a phylogeographical study of the boreal tree species Alnus incana based on microsatellite and chloroplast DNA variation. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.13848

Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/nph.13848/abstract