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A team from Germany and Denmark explores gene flow patterns in common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) plants growing in an isolated and fragmented German forest. As they explain in PLOS One, the researchers considered more than a dozen microsatellite markers in leaf, bud, and/or embryo tissue from trees documented as male, female, or hermaphrodite.

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