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Kondrateva A. O., Parhomenko A. S., Kashin A. S. Spatial-ontogenetic structure of Globularia bisnagarica L. (Plantaginaceae) cenopopulations. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Chemistry. Biology. Ecology, 2021, vol. 21, iss. 3, pp. 342-346. DOI:

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Spatial-ontogenetic structure of Globularia bisnagarica L. (Plantaginaceae) cenopopulations

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The results of studying the spatial-ontogenetic structure of five cenopopulations of Globularia bisnagarica L. on the territory of the Orenburg region and the Republic of Tatarstan are presented. Analysis of the age structure using the OntoParam program algorithm revealed the heterogeneity of ontogenetic spectra in most cenopopulations. Assessment of the parameters of average age, recovery index and ageing index showed that most cenopopulations are capable of self-restoration and maintenance of numerosity. Analysis of spatial structure taking into account the ontogenetic state of individuals showed that the spatial relationships between pregenerative and generative individuals is random in most cases, which indicates the absence of any pronounced interactions between plants from these age groups. In the cenopopulation from Severny district of the Orenburg region, there is a slight sparseness in the mutual arrangement of pregenerative and generative individuals, which may be due to the influence of intraspecific competition. 

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