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Phylogenetic Patterns of Endemism and Diversity

Brian L. Anacker

in Serpentine

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268357
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948457 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0003
Phylogenetic Patterns of Endemism and Diversity

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This chapter assesses how often and in which plant lineages serpentine endemism arose, and the corresponding levels of extant taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity, reviewing recent work on phylogenetic patterns associated with the origin and consequences of serpentine endemism in California. It discusses serpentine community phylogenetics, describing two recent analyses for Californian serpentine plant communities, and concludes by evaluating the appropriateness of serpentine as a model system for answering questions about adaptation, lineage diversification, and coexistence.

Keywords: plant lineages; serpentine endemism; phylogenetic patterns; California; serpentine community phylogenetics; adaptation; lineage diversification; coexistence

Chapter.  7063 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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