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Research Article

Genetic Divergence among Populations of Invasive Alien Species Lantana camara L. from Selected Areas of Bangladesh

Saila Kabir, Md Abul Kashem, Mohammad Zabed Hossain

Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh


Article History

Received: 05 July 2021, Revised: 28 August 2021, Accepted: 30 August 2021, Published online: 10 October 2021


Lantana camara L., a well-known invasive alien species causing invasion and posing threat to native plant species community in different regions of Bangladesh. The present study aimed to investigate the genetic diversity of L. camara populations in different regions of Bangladesh. Eight RAPD markers were used in order to probe into its genetic variability. Total number of bands (202), polymorphic loci (104), percentage of polymorphism (97.20%), average Shanon's information index (0.3051±0.115), Nei's gene diversity (0.4733±0.144) was found and in different populations and multiple divergent genetic clustering along with presence of unique alleles (4) for RAPD revealed high genetic diversity among the populations of L. camara in different regions of Bangladesh.


Invasion, Admixture, Molecular marker, Polymorphism

Corresponding Author

Mohammad Zabed Hossain


Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest.


The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support to this research from the Ministry of Education of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh under the Grants for Advanced Research.

To Cite the Article

Kabir S, Kashem MA, Hossain MZ. Genetic divergence among populations of invasive alien species Lantana camara L. from selected areas of Bangladesh. Plants and Ecosystem. 2021;1:9-14.