Genetic structure and phylogeographic relationships of Fagus sylvatica L. woods in Lazio (Central Italy)

The genetic characterisation of beech woods in Lazio was performed by microsatellite approach. The phylogeographic relationship existing among stands was investigated, allowing us to identify a putative glacial refugium for this species. This work provides information for management policies and conservation strategies of F. sylvatica germplasm resources in central Italy.