Im­pa­tiens ana­lyses

Pop­u­la­tion ge­netic and phylo­geo­graphic stud­ies within the genus Im­pa­tiens (Bal­sa­min­aceae) with fo­cus on spe­cies nat­ive to Ger­many and in­vas­ive spe­cies

In Europe, only the “touch-me-not balsam” is native with the scientific name Impatiens noli-tangere (Balsaminaceae). Several other species are firmly naturalized as neophytes. Population genetic studies are being used to analyze whether the native species are more genetically diverse than the naturalized species and whether biogeographic patterns can be detected to interpret them in an evolutionary framework. For this purpose, microsatellite markers have been developed for use in population genetic studies.