Data for "Mislabeling of an Invasive Vine (Celastrus orbiculatus) as a Native Congener (C. scandens) in Horticulture"

  • David Nouya Zaya (Creator)
  • Stacey A. Leicht-Young (Creator)
  • Noel Pavlovic (Creator)
  • Christopher S. Hetrea (Creator)
  • Mary V. Ashley (Creator)



Data used for Zaya et al. (2018), published in Invasive Plant Science and Management DOI 10.1017/inp.2017.37, are made available here. There are three spreadsheet files (CSV) available, as well as a text file that has detailed descriptions for each file ("readme.txt"). One spreadsheet file ("prices.csv") gives pricing information, associated with Figure 3 in Zaya et al. (2018). The other two spreadsheet files are associated with the genetic analysis, where one file contains raw data for biallelic microsatellite loci ("genotypes.csv") and the other ("structureResults.csv") contains the results of Bayesian clustering analysis with the program STRUCTURE. The genetic data may be especially useful for future researchers. The genetic data contain the genotypes of the horticultural samples that were the focus of the published article, and also genotypes of nearly 400 wild plants. More information on the location of the wild plant collections can be found in the Supplemental information for Zaya et al. (2015) Biological Invasions 17:2975–2988 DOI 10.1007/s10530-015-0926-z. See "readme.txt" for more information.
Date made availableDec 4 2017
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • microsatellite DNA
  • Horticultural industry
  • molecular testing
  • mislabeling
  • invasive species

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