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Genetic diversity of Lippia rotundifolia Cham. in Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Cerrado has one of the highest rates of endemism of flora. With approximately 30% of the local vegetation intact, it is considered one of the hotspots for conservation. In Minas Gerais these environments are located in the rupestrian field, one of the physiognomies of the Brazilian Cerrado. The rupestrian fields are characterized by altitudes above 800 m, xeromorphism and the presence of rock outcrops (Gastauer, Messias, & Neto, 2012).

The floristic composition in this phytophysiognomy is predominant of species in the Verbenaceae family. The genus Lippia Linn. is the second largest of this family, in which concentrates the majority of endemic species in these altitudes (Carvalho et al., 2012). Among the endemic species of the rupestrian fields is Lippia rotundifolia Cham. popularly known as pedestrian tea, due to popular use as hot foot bath by the Tropeiros of the Estrada Real and by the inhabitants of the Vale Jequitinhonha since the XVIII century. It is a shrub from 0.5 to 2 m high, from restricted populations and with few individuals. Its flowers are grouped in large bunches ranging from pink-lilac to magenta or fake pink. In the natural environment this species is confused with others of the same genus due to the great morphological similarity and reproductive synchronism, making it difficult to identify it (Salimena & Silva, 2009).

Studies of genetic diversity in Cerrado native species have concentrated efforts on endangered tree and fruit tree species (Silva et al., 2016). In aromatic species of medicinal interest, studies of genetic structure have concentrated on germplasm of domesticated species or those which chemotypes have already been identified and have consolidated space in the market. Among the species studied are lemon balm (Lippia alba), pepper rosemary (Lippia sidoides) and Mexican oregano (Lippia origanoides Hunth and Lippia graveolens) (Manica-Cattani, Zacaria, Pauletti, Atti-Serafini, & Echeverrigaray, 2009; Vega-Vela & Sanchez, 2012; Rocha et al., 2015).

However, identifying populations with greater genetic diversity is one of the mitigating measures for conservation. From this knowledge it is possible to develop management techniques in the local community, such as establishing enrichment plantations and germplasm banks, contributing to the conservation of in situ and ex situ genetic resources of these native populations (Collevatti, Lima, Soares, & Telles, 2010). In this context, we aimed to study the genetic variability of tea-pedestrian (Lippia rotundifolia Cham.) naturally occurring in ten locations in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Material and methods

The research was accomplished from August 2014 to December 2015. In the period 193 matrices were selected from 10 accessions located in eight municipalities of Minas Gerais which matrices were propagated through cuttings and cultivated in a greenhouse. All populations were georeferenced with Garmin GPS Oregon (Global Position System) receiver and registered in SisGen (National System of Management of Genetic Heritage and Traditional Associated Knowledge). The characterization and geographical coordinates of each population are available in Table 1.

Genomic DNA was extracted from young leaves from each accession according to the methodology of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide CTAB adapted from Doyle and Doyle (1990). Material selection and methodological procedure were carried out at the Biotechnology Laboratory of the Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Montes Claros city. The quality of the extracted DNA was assessed on a 10.7% agarose gel, subjected to electrophoresis for 1 hour at 90 v. DNA of the phage lambda (X) (Invitrogen, Carlsbad, CA, USA) was used to estimate the resulting DNA concentration. The gel was stained using Gel Red Biotium[R] safe (Uniscience), visualized under ultraviolet light, and photographed using an imaging system. Subsequently the DNA was standardized at 50 ng [micro][L.sup.-1] for the ISSR reactions. For the detection of polymorphism, UBC ISSR in triplicates of parent plants was assayed (Adhikari, Saha, Bandyopadhyay, & Ghosh, 2015). Amplification reactions were done in a volume of 25 [micro]l containing 10 mM Tris-HCl pH 8.3; 50 mM KCl; 2.0 mM MgCh; 0.2 mM of each dNTP; 0.25 [micro]M ISSR primer, 50 ng template DNA, 1 unit Taq polymerase (Invitrogen[R]) and sterile [H.sub.2]O. q.s.

The reactions were subjected to 35 cycles of amplification after initial denaturation at 95[degrees]C for 5 minutes. Each cycle consisted of 30 seconds at 94[degrees]C, 45 seconds between 47 and 56[degrees]C (temperature gradient test) and 2 minutes at 72[degrees]C. At the end of 35 cycles, a final extension of 7 minutes at 72[degrees]C was performed. The PCR reactions for all ISSR primers were performed on Eppendorf Master Cycler[R] gradient cycler (AG Flexlid, 22331 Hamburg). The amplification products were electrophoresed (5v [cm.sup.-1]) on 2% (w / v) agarose gels, the molecular weight marker was used along it, using the TBE 1X run buffer. The gels were stained with 2% w / v of Red Gel visualized under UV light and photographed on a digital camera coupled to Photo Doc It 65 Imaging System photodocumentator.

A binary matrix was generated from the reading of the gels. The individuals were genotyped for the presence (1) and absence (0) of bands. With this matrix, variability analysis based on structure, gene flow and genetic distances were obtained by clustering techniques, discriminant analysis and genetic and geographic distance correlation.

The allelic frequency was estimated by the percentage of polymorphism (P) by the formula:

P = nbp / nbt

where nbp is the number of polymorphic bands and nbt is the total number of bands. The expected heterozygosity (He) He = 1 - [SIGMA][Pi.sup.2] where Pi is the estimated frequency of the ith allele. The diversity index of Shannon (H ') by the formula: H' = [[SIGMA].sup.s.sub.i=1] pi Ln pi where pi is the band frequency and n is the number of markers evaluated (Brown & Weir, 1983); the number observed and expected alleles as well as the mean and total of heterozygosity and the genetic distance of Nei were also observed.

The study of genetic structure among and within populations was obtained by Molecular Variance Analysis (AMOVA). The interpopulation variance component was extracted by mean squared equations (QMD), used to estimate the PhiPT. The significance associated with each of these estimates was obtained by means of 5000 permutations. To obtain a null distribution, without differentiation, of these statistics, randomization procedures were used, performed by the total decomposition of the components between and within the populations using squared distances, as described by Excoffier, Smouse, and Quattro (1992). For this analysis we used the free software GenAlEx v. 6.3 (Peakall & Smouse, 2012).

From the value of PhiPT, the gene flow (Nm) among the population was indirectly estimated assuming the island model proposed by Crow and Aoki (1984) by the formula:

Nm = 1 / 4a (1 - PHIPT / PHIPT)

The intensity of the flow was obtained by formula:

PHIPT = 1 / 1 + 4Nm

where N is the effective size of each population and m is the rate of migration between populations.

The cluster analysis was performed using the closest neighbor pairing (UPGMA) based on the Jaccard (j) and Nei (D) (Nei, 1972) similarity coefficient, adopting the routine SAHN (Sequencial Agglomerative Hierarchical and Nested Clustering). The similarity of the Jaccard was obtained by the formula:

[S.sub.ij] a / a + b + c

where a is the number of cases in which band occur in all individuals, simultaneously, b is the number of cases in which bands only occur in the individual i and c is the number of cases in which band only occurs in individual j. Genetic distances were obtained based on the binary data calculated by Genalex 6.502 from the formula proposed by Nei (1972):

[mathematical expression not reproducible]

where, [n.sub.x] e [n.sub.y] are the number of markers observed in the x and y individuals, respectively, and [2n.sub.xy] is the number of marks in all individuals.

The representativeness of the dendrogram was tested by correlation between the original genetic distances and the distances between populations in the dendrogram with the help of the NTSYS-pc package (Numerical Taxonomy System), version 2.11 (Rohlf, 2000).

To verify the geoclimatic relationship with the genetic variables, a correlation analysis was performed between the genetic and geographic distances matrices (km in a straight line). For this analysis, the Pearson correlation coefficient (r) was applied between the matrices. The significance of this matrix correlation was tested by the Mantel test, using 1000 random permutations. The environmental variables: altitude, precipitation and temperature, were also correlated with the genetic structure.

Results and discussion

Out Of the 18 primers selected by the annealing temperature assay, ten of these presented a high reproducibility standard with polymorphism above 50%. Therefore they were chosen for the study of genetic diversity in the accessions of the populations of Lippia rotundifolia.

The ten primers used were: BECKY (CA)7-YC P = 50; CHRYS (CG)7-YG P = 50; TERRY (GTC)4-RC P = 70; UBC 810 (GA)8-C P = 100; UBC 812 (GA) 8-A P = 100; UBC 820 GT)8-C P = 52; UBC 830 (TC)8-G P = 75; UBC 864 (CT) 7-VDV P = 52 e UBC 890 (GT)-VHV P = 90, respectively. The criterion of the primers is according to Manica-Cattani et al. (2009) that obtained 65% of polymorfic bands for the Lippia alba for 17 primers ISSR, being considered reproducible and of high quality (Bhawna et al., 2014). These primers were generated 253 polymorphic bands in the analyzed individuals (Table 2). The genetic diversity (He) of individuals was greater than the number of individuals observed (Ho). Only for the accessions (1-GIG and 7-SNO), the Ho was slightly larger than the He, although the population (1-GIG) has low He, it is considered in the Hardy Weinberg (EHW) equilibrium. In general, for the populations studied, there was little difference between the expected and observed values of heterozygosity (0.003). This fact may be due to the natural selection that increases the frequency of heterozygotes during recruitment, this being a common occurrence in some tropical species (Goncalves, Reis, Vieira, & Carvalho, 2010).

The percentage of polymorphic loci for the ten environments ranged from 33.33 in 9-PVP and 10-PRP to 88.89% in 5-SGS and 7-SNO, with an average percentage of 56.67%. In studies of genetic diversity developed with ISSR for medicinal native species, the percentages of detected bands were above 50% for Lippia alba Mill. (Manica-Cattani et al., 2009) and greater than 80% for Lippia origanoides H.B.K. (Suarez, Castillo, & Chacon, 2008).

The mean number of alleles (Na) per population ranged from 0.67 to 1.78 with a mean of 1.11. The number of effective alleles (Ne) at all sites averaged 1.18. The expected mean heterozygosity (He) and the Shannon index (H') for all population was 0.132 and 0.214 (Table 2). These mean indexes of genetic diversity are considered moderate to low values, because they are below 0.5 (Botstein, White, Skolnick, & Davis, 1980). For Maurya and Yadav (2016) the He below 0.22 is considered low. The Phyla scaberrima (Juss. ex Pers.) Moldenke from the same family, presented genetic variability lower than that obtained in the present study (PLP = 46.62, Hs = 0.0695 and H' = 0.119). This fact is due to the reproductive behavior similar to that of Lippia rotundifolia (Androcioli et al., 2015). Already the Lippia graveolens H.B.K. specie, was presented high variability with heterozygosity of ([H.sub.T] = 0.225) (Vargas-Mendoza, Ortegon-Campos, & Calvo-Irabien, 2016). As well as Lippia origanoides Hunth which presented diversity indexes of (H' = 0.44 and 0.45) (Suarez et al., 2008).

Melo Junior, Carvalho, Vieira, and Oliveira (2012) stated that the index of genetic diversity varies according to species and molecular marker. For the Lippia rotundifolia, this value was varied according to genetic structure with the place of occurrence of the species. When comparing the variability of the genetic structure with the environmental factors of each population, it was observed that the genetic structure has a strong correlation with temperature. The annual mean temperatures of 20[degrees]C have the best adapted populations, with higher indexes of genetic diversity.

The highest diversity indexes were for the 3-RTI, 5-SGS and 7-SNO populations, whose annual mean temperature are 20[degrees]C (Table 1). The individuals of the 3-RTI population had the highest number of effective alleles (1.312) and genetic diversity (He = 0.204). The individuals of the 5-SGS and 7-SNO population presented (1.25) and (1.258) of effective alleles and (He = 0.191) and (He = 0.189) of expected heterozygosity, with proximity between the parameters, which loci number polymorphism was 88.89%. The lowest genetic diversity was obtained in 10-PRP (He = 0.058), just like He and PLP, the others parameters evaluated (Na, Ne, H', Ho) were also lower in this population.

The low genetic variability can be explained by the difficulty of crossing the species. The Lippia rotundifolia was presented pollen with a high percentage of abnormality, with 64. 98% pollen infertility. In a recent experiment we observed that the reproductive system of the species is facultative autogamic, with low pollen ovum (unpublished data). This result was corroborated by Reis et al. (2014) for Lippia alba Mill. It presented tetraploid and myxoploid chemotypes which meiotic irregularities caused high rates of unfeasible pollens. Another factor that may have contributed was the endemism due to the geographic isolation by small hills. Therefore, infertility and isolation contribute to the occurrence of crossover among related individuals, compromising the seed bank (Costa, Vieira, Fajardo, & Chagas, 2015). Thereby, it is believed that the main form of reproduction of this species is by budding xylopodia, because, according to in situ observation, the individuals are distributed close to each other, which can lead to a low genetic variability of the species (Meira, Martins, & Resende, 2016).

The largest structure of genetic variability performed by AMOVA occurred within populations, 93%, and only 7% occurred among populations (Table 3). In this analysis, the estimation of the differentiation index was [F.sub.ST] = 0.073. This differentiation was considered moderate, because this amplitude was between 0.05 and 0.15 (Hartl & Clark, 2010). In Lippia origanoides H.B.H., this index was 0.179, also showing that the greatest variation occurs among individuals within the population, with 82% (Vega-Vela & Sanchez, 2012). This outcome is important for the conservation of genetic resources, once the greater the variability among individuals, the more alleles will be conserved in active germplasm banks.

In the structure of genetic variability, the genetic differentiation fixation index (FST) was inversely proportional to the gene flow (Nm). Therefore, this index estimated a movement of genes (Nm) from one population to another of 3.198. As Nm is greater than one (1.0), there is an evolutionary factor in the population that maintains the allelic frequencies, homogenizing of the populations. This value shows that genetic drift does not act in the differentiation between the population and t, in population, there is no risk of migrant alleles forming a different population from the one that originated it (Hartl & Clark, 2010).

The genetic distance between the individuals of each population is in accordance with the results of the genetic structure, in which the greatest diversity among and within populations was obtained by the same population (3-RTI). Although heterozygosity within the population is moderate, the values were representative, corroborating the results of the genetic structure within each population (Table 3). The consistency of these results is in the similarity of genetic structure and in the minimum difference of variability ([not equal to] He > Ho = 0.003). The moderate value of the genetic structure, besides the proximity among the individuals, can also be explained by the mixed mode of propagation as one of the reproductive strategies, which does not estimate any damage of the population structure for this species (Goncalves et al., 2010; Hartl & Clark, 2010).

This information is important for the persistence of the species in unfavorable environmental conditions such as fires. However, as analyzes of variability based on allelic frequencies, as well as an estimate of the genetic structure of population and de genetic of Nei (1972) among the resources within each population contribute to the understanding of the space arrangement of the species from the random distribution of alleles on a time scale (Table 2 and 3).

Regarding the genetic distances they varied from 0.001 to 0.030 and the geographical distances varied from 39 to 443 km. The Mantel test didn't show correlation between genetic and geographic distances (r = -0.064, p > 0.04). The greatest genetic distance was obtained between 3-RTI and 1-GIG population, equidistant 223 km. The populations with the greatest geographical distance were 8-ODA and 7-SNO with 443 km, in which these were the closest genetically (Table 4).

The original distance matrices, with Nei distance, Jaccard similarity and 999 permutations, showed a high cophenetic correlation, where the correlation between resampling distance and Nei distance was of r = 0.90 and the correlation between Jaccard similarity and Nei distance was of r = 0.94. The similarity coefficient varied from 0.53 to 0.86 with 80% genetic similarity (Figure 1). The high correlation indicates that the dendrogram presented a good adjustment between the original data and the dissimilarity matrix (Vega-Vela & Sanchez, 2012).

Regarding the grouping, the connections in the dendrogram correctly reflected the multivariate patterns of genetic distance between the accesses. The grouping by the UPGMA hierarchical method allowed the visualization of three large groups. The first with the accesses of the 3-RTI population, the second grouped the accesses of populations 1-GIG, 6-ABO, 2-RPE, 5-SGS and 4-JFE and the third grouped the accesses of populations 9-PVP, 10-PRP, 7-SNO and 8-ODA (Figure 1).

The grouping is in accordance with the genetic variability among the population, in which the mean genetic distance was considered low (He = 0.132), with differentiation between the subpopulations of ([F.sub.ST] = 0.07). Both considered the 3-RTI population as the most genetically distant (He = 0.214 e D = 0.03), as well as the 7-SNO, 8-ODA, 9-PVP and 10-PRP populations as the closest to each other (He = 0.189; 0.092; 0.087; 0.058 and D = 0.001) despite the geographic distance (Figure 1; Table 2 and 4).

The genetic distance of the 3-RTI population presented in the cluster analysis corroborates the isolation observed. This analysis is very important to develop measures of conservation of this environment because according to the Record of the species in the flora and fungo virtual herbarium (INCT & HVFF, 2019), this population was located more than 40 years ago, in 1971 under registration: MBM 18648 located as Tigre stream, Gouveia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Despite the fragmentation of habitat and the low abundance, besides location of some individuals according to local observation, the environment is preserved and protected from human interference due to this environment being located in the river bed, under a highway in a dangerous curve which access is difficult (Rodrigues et al., 2013). These environmental characteristics make this genotype promising to be included in breeding programs. It justifies our ex situ conservation iniciative through the construction of the germoplasm bank.

This research is the first contribution of genetic diversity to Lippia rotundifolia with molecular markes-ISSR aiming to determine the allelic relationships among the different populations of natural occurrence in Minas Gerais. The low genetic diversity observed can be explained by the small population density, which made it impossible to keep sampling with the same distance between the individuals as sampled for Lippia origanoides (Suarez et al., 2008), where the authors reported that the sampling between individuals equidistant 1.2 Km, results in different genotypes. Another factor observed in this study was that the temperature may also have contributed to the genotypic adaptation of the plant (Vega-Vela & Sanchez, 2012; Meira, Martins, & Resende, 2017).


The Lippia rotundifolia species presents low genetic variability. The geographic isolation and temperature contribute to better allelic distribution of the species. The greatest diversity occurred in the population of Rio Tigre where the annual mean temperature was of 20[degrees]C.

Doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v41i1.42754

Received on May 7, 2018.

Accepted on September 26, 2018.


The authors thank the Universidade Federal de Lavras, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and the Instituto Nacional de Ciencia e Tecnologia Herbario Virtual da Flora e dos Fungos (INCT-HVFF) which has financial support from the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq).


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Messulan Rodrigues Meira (1) *, Ernane Ronie Martins (2) and Luciane Vilela Resende (1)

(1) Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Plantas Medicinais, Aromaticas e Condimentares, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Cx. Postal 3037, 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 2Laboratorio de Plantas Medicinais, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil. *Author for correspondence. E- mail:

Caption: Figure 1. Genetic distance pattern among individuals from ten naturally occurring populations of the Lippia rotundifolia based on ISSR markers. Hierarchical grouping analysis defined by the UPGMA method based on the genetic distance of Nei. Lippia rotundifolia of population : GIG: Comunity Gigante in Botumirim city; RPE: Margins of the Rio do Peixe in Botumirim city; RTI: Stream of Rio Tigre in Gouveia city; JFE: Serra Geral in Joaquim Felicio city; SGS: Sao Goncalo do Rio das Pedras in district of Serro; ABO: Comunity Aboboras in Montes Claros city; SNO: Parque Estadual de Serra Nova in Rio Pardo de Minas city; ODA: PPA from Olhos D'agua city; PVP: Parque Estadual Veredas do Peruacu in Conego Marinho city; PRP: Parque Estadual do Rio Preto in Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto city.
Table 1. Characterization of ten environments of natural
occurrence of Lippia rotundifolia in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

City Code                   N        Latitude            Longitude

SNO--Rio Pardo de Minas    15    -15[degrees]36'S    -42[degrees]44'W
PVP--Conego Marinho        15    -14[degrees]55'S    -44[degrees]38'W
ABO--Montes Claros         17    -16[degrees]56'S    -43[degrees]55'W
GIG--Botumirim             20    -16[degrees]35'S    -42[degrees]55'W
RPE--Botumirim             24    -16[degrees]52'S    -43[degrees]28'W
ODA--Olhos D'agua          18    -17[degrees]26'S    -43[degrees]37'W
JFE--Joaquim Felicio       24    -17[degrees]44'S    -44[degrees]11'W
PRP--Sao Goncalo           17    -18[degrees]06'S    -43[degrees]20'W
  do Rio Preto
SGS--Serro                 25    -18[degrees]25'S    -43[degrees]28'W
RTI--Gouveia               18    -18[degrees]33'S    -43[degrees]49'W

                                       Climate conditions
City Code                  Alt. (m)    Hum. (mm)         Temp.

SNO--Rio Pardo de Minas       790         700        20 [+ or -] 1
PVP--Conego Marinho           729         700        23 [+ or -] 1
ABO--Montes Claros            700         1100      22.5 [+ or -] 1
GIG--Botumirim                726         1350      22.5 [+ or -] 2
RPE--Botumirim                722         1100      22.5 [+ or -] 2
ODA--Olhos D'agua             691         1100      22.5 [+ or -] 2
JFE--Joaquim Felicio         1010         1350      22.5 [+ or -] 3
PRP--Sao Goncalo              901         1350            < 19
  do Rio Preto
SGS--Serro                   1020         1350       18 [+ or -] 2
RTI--Gouveia                 1020         1350       20 [+ or -] 2

City Code                    Deposit

SNO--Rio Pardo de Minas    PAMG 58096
PVP--Conego Marinho        PAMG 58090
ABO--Montes Claros         PAMG 58101
GIG--Botumirim             PAMG 58097
RPE--Botumirim             PAMG 58094
ODA--Olhos D'agua          PAMG 58095
JFE--Joaquim Felicio       PAMG 58093
PRP--Sao Goncalo           PAMG 58091
  do Rio Preto
SGS--Serro                 PAMG 58100
RTI--Gouveia               PAMG 58092

SNO: Parque Estadual de Serra Nova; PVP: Parque Estadual
Veredas do Peruacu; ABO: Community Aboboras; GIG: Community
Gigante; RPE: Margins of the Rio do Peixe; ODA: PPA of the
Olhos d'agua (PPA); JFE: Serra Geral in Joaquim Felicio;
PRP: Parque Estadual do Rio Preto; SGS: Sao Goncalo do Rio
das Pedras; RTI: Stream of Rio Tigre; N: Number of
individuals collected at each location; SP: State Park; PPA:
Environmental Preservation Area; Alt.: Altitude in meters;
Hum.: Precipitation is annual day in millimeters; Temp.:
Average annual temperature in degrees.

Table 2. Lippia rotundifolia indexes of genetic diversity
using ISSR marker.

Place                Source    Sample

1                      GIG       20
2                      RPE       24
3                      RTI       18
4                      JFE       24
5                     S GS       25
6                      ABO       17
7                      SNO       15
8                      ODA       18
9                      PVP       15
10                     PRP       17
Mean                            19.3
Standard deviation
Total                            193

Place                Source    Parameters of genetic diversity
                                     Na               Ne

1                      GIG         0.667            1.078
2                      RPE         0.889            1.220
3                      RTI         1.333            1.312
4                      JFE         0.889            1.191
5                     S GS         1.778            1.265
6                      ABO         1.333            1.218
7                      SNO         1.778            1.258
8                      ODA         0.889            1.119
9                      PVP         0.889            1.103
10                     PRP         0.667            1.067
Mean                               1.111            1.183
Standard deviation             [+ or -] 0.35    [+ or -] 0.59

Place                Source    Parameters of genetic diversity
                                     H'                  He

1                      GIG         0.112                0.063
2                      RPE         0.211                0.139
3                      RTI         0.309                0.204
4                      JFE         0.198                0.129
5                     S GS         0.313                0.191
6                      ABO         0.261                0.160
7                      SNO         0.321                0.189
8                      ODA         0.158                0.094
9                      PVP         0.150                0.087
10                     PRP         0.103                0.058
Mean                               0.214               * 0.132
Standard deviation             [+ or -] 0.068      [+ or -] 0.042
Total                                           [not equal to] 0,003

Place                Source    Parameters of genetic diversity
                                     Ho              PLP

1                      GIG         0.065            44.44
2                      RPE         0.136            44.44
3                      RTI         0.198            66.67
4                      JFE         0.126            66.67
5                     S GS         0.185            88.89
6                      ABO         0.157            55.56
7                      SNO         0.195            88.89
8                      ODA         0.092            44.44
9                      PVP         0.084            33.33
10                     PRP         0.056            33.33
Mean                              * 0.129           56.67
Standard deviation             [+ or -] 0.041    [+ or -] 0.2
Total                               253

N = number of individuals, Na = no observed alleles, Ne = no
effective alleles, He = expected heterozygosity, H' =
Shannon information index, Ho = observed heterozygosity, PLP
= Percentage of polymorphic loci.

Table 3. Analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA) and
estimation of the gene flow (Nm) of the Lippia rotundifolia

Source of variation    FD     SO         OM       Est. Var

Among Population       9      20.458     2.273    0.071
Within Population      183    166.195    0.908    0.908
Total                  192    186.653             0.979

Source of variation    % variance    Fst      P        Nm

Among Population       7%            0.073    0.001    3.198
Within Population      93%           0.798    0.001
Total                  100%

Freedom degree (FD), Sum of squares (SQ), Middle square
(MQ), Components of variance (Est. Var.), Total variance
(%), FST (index of fixation or proportion of maximum genetic
differentiation (total variance) of the allelic frequencies
occurring between and within population and the reduction of
5.000 Nm = gene flow between populations by indirect mode.

Table 4. Genetic distance matrix of Nei (D) based on
Euclidean distance (diagonal lower) and geographical
straight line per kilometer (upper diagonal) of Lippia
rotundifolia in ten naturally occurring populations in Minas
Gerais, Brazil.

DG     DGG     GIG      RPE      RTI      JFE      SGS      ABO
                1        2        3        4        5        6

GIG     1                67      223      122      218       49
RPE     2     0.012      --      208      160      181      100
RTI     3      0.03    0.004      --      100       39      180
JFE     4     0.004    0.012    0.028      --      108       93
SGS     5     0.008    0.005     0.01     0.02      --      172
ABO     6     0.016    0.006    0.015    0.016    0.002      --
SNO     7     0.015    0.004    0.018     0.01    0.005    0.005
ODA     8     0.012    0.006    0.018    0.015    0.004    0.005
PVP     9     0.018    0.006    0.023    0.013    0.007    0.008
PRP     10    0.018    0.005    0.022    0.012    0.006    0.007

DG      SNO      ODA      PVP      PRP
         7        8        9        10

GIG     190      330      191      191
RPE     143      300      280      141
RTI     348      205      414       73
JFE     283      107      317       99
SGS     323      120      409       40
ABO     196       86      238      143
SNO      --      443      218      284
ODA    0.001      --      295      159
PVP    0.001    0.001      --      380
PRP    0.001    0.001    0.001      --

Lippia rotundifolia of population: 1: Comunity Gigante in
Botumirim city; 2: Margins of the Rio do Peixe in Botumirim
city; 3: Stream of Rio Tigre in Gouveia city; 4: Serra Geral
in Joaquim Felicio city; 5: Sao Goncalo do Rio das Pedras in
district of Serro; 6: Comunity Aboboras in Montes Claros
city; 7: Parque Estadual de Serra Nova in Rio Pardo de Minas
city; 8: PPA from Olhos D'agua city; 9: Parque Estadual
Veredas do Peruacu in Conego Marinho city; 10: Parque
Estadual do Rio Preto in Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto city.
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