We also sequenced the partial rbcL gene (size = 1331 bp) from the five Abies species.
We found five, six, two, and seven variants of coxI-HindIII, coxI-HhaI, coxI-SmaI, and coxIII-HindIII polymorphisms, respectively, among the five Abies species.
The derived gene diversity coefficients of the five Abies species were HT = 0.
mariesii populations were found to have a fixed haplotype (V) and to be very different from populations of the other four Abies species [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED].
For this analysis of Abies species, we have therefore used the same method as Strauss et al.