Biological Invasions

, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp 1943–1946 | Cite as

Genetic composition of invasive Japanese knotweed s.l. in the United States

Invasion Note


Multilocus Genotype Green Frog Chloroplast Locus Japanese Knotweed Polygonum Cuspidatum 



The authors thank all of the generous citizen scientists and volunteers who collected or offered to gather samples of Japanese knotweed for this research. We thank J. Forman Orth for her assistance in publicizing this study on the web and J. P. Bailey for donating a sample of Japanese knotweed from the UK. Thanks to Melinda Gammon and Dina Tsirelson for their ongoing efforts with knotweed research and their helpful comments on this manuscript. This research was funded, in part, by a Doctoral Dissertation Grant from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Massachusetts BostonBostonUSA

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