We investigated genetic variation within and between 3 populations of Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis, a federally listed threatened species, using inter-simple sequence repeats. The data matrix included 24 individuals scored for 88 bands, with 3.4% missing data. Cluster analysis showed that members of the 3 populations are very similar and are intermixed in the phenogram. Principal coordinate analysis indicated that members of the Crow Creek population are different from the Diamond Creek and "unnamed drainage" populations. This could be the result of historic differences, current changes in vegetation at the Crow Creek site, or an artifact of limited sampling. In any case, for management purposes it is best to preserve the dwindling population at Crow Creek as well as the thriving populations at the other 2 sites.
Tuthill, Dorothy E. and Brown, Gregory K.
"Inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) variation in three populations of Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis (Onagraceae), F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 63
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol63/iss2/12