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Research Article

Local-Scale Patterns of Genetic Variability, Outcrossing, and Spatial Structure in Natural Stands of Arabidopsis thaliana

  • Kirsten Bomblies,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Levi Yant,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Roosa A. Laitinen,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Sang-Tae Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Jesse D. Hollister,

    Affiliation: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Norman Warthmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Joffrey Fitz,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Detlef Weigel mail

    weigel@weigelworld.org

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Published: March 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000890

About the Authors

Kirsten Bomblies, Levi Yant, Roosa A. Laitinen, Sang-Tae Kim, Norman Warthmann, Joffrey Fitz, Detlef Weigel
Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Kirsten Bomblies, Jesse D. Hollister
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: weigel@weigelworld.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KB LY RAL STK DW. Performed the experiments: KB LY RAL STK. Analyzed the data: KB JDH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NW JF. Wrote the paper: KB LY RAL STK JDH NW DW.