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DNA barcoding a taxonomically complex hemiparasitic genus reveals deep divergence between ploidy levels but lack of species-level resolution

Xumei Wang, Galina Gussarova, Markus Ruhsam, Natasha de Vere, Chris Metherell, Peter M Hollingsworth and Alex D Twyford.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Genetics and Genomics. 6587 words.

Abstract

DNA barcoding is emerging as a useful tool not only for species identification but also for studying evolutionary and ecological processes. Although...

Driving forces behind evolutionary radiations: Saxifraga section Ciliatae (Saxifragaceae) in the region of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau

J Ebersbach, A N Muellner-Riehl, A Favre, J Paule, G Winterfeld and J Schnitzler.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 10240 words.

Abstract

The driving forces behind evolutionary radiations in mountain ecosystems are only poorly understood. Using the species-rich alpine taxon Saxifraga sec...

An Early Devonian permineralized rhyniopsid from the Battery Point Formation of Gaspé (Canada)

Kelly C Pfeiler and Alexandru M F Tomescu.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 5500 words.

Abstract

The Emsian deposits of the Battery Point Formation (Gaspé, Canada) host the most diverse Early Devonian flora in North America. Most of this diversity...

The En Tibi herbarium, a 16th century Italian treasure

Anastasia Stefanaki, Gerard Thijsse, Gerda A van Uffelen, Marcel C M Eurlings and Tinde van Andel.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 12330 words.

Abstract

‘Here for you a smiling garden of everlasting flowers’ is the inscription in Latin of a 16th century Italian herbarium kept in Leiden, the...

Environmental and geographical space partitioning between core and peripheral Myrsine species (Primulaceae) of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Andrea Sánchez-Tapia, Mário L Garbin, Marinez F Siqueira, Karlo G Guidoni-Martins, Fabio R Scarano and Tatiana T Carrijo.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8469 words.

Abstract

Studying species with different distributions and ecological requirements in the same taxonomic group allows an understanding of the specialization...

The epiphytic habitat on a living host: reflections on the orchid–tree relationship

Hanne N Rasmussen and Finn N Rasmussen.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9552 words.

Abstract

In a living tree crown, the surface expands from year to year and the limbs of the tree thicken, as a consequence of primary and secondary growth. An...

Evolution of the outer ovule integument and its systematic significance in Melastomataceae

Ana Paula Souza Caetano, João Paulo Basso-Alves, Priscila Andressa Cortez, Vinícius Lourenço Garcia De Brito, Fabián Armando Michelangeli, Marcelo Reginato, Renato Goldenberg, Sandra Maria Carmello-Guerreiro and Simone Pádua Teixeira.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9275 words.

Abstract

Ovule characters have been shown to be informative at higher taxonomic levels and are therefore of interest in angiosperm systematics. In this study,...

Evolutionary history and systematics of Campylocentrum (Orchidaceae: Vandeae: Angraecinae): a phylogenetic and biogeographical approach

Edlley M Pessoa, Juan Viruel, Marccus Alves, Diego BogarÍn, W Mark Whitten and Mark W Chase.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 11894 words.

Abstract

Subtribe Angraecinae (Orchidaceae: Vandeae) are mainly distributed in Africa, but with two genera, Campylocentrum and Dendrophylax, restricted to the...

Evolutionary site-number changes of ribosomal DNA loci during speciation: complex scenarios of ancestral and more recent polyploid events

Marcela Rosato, Juan C. Moreno-Saiz, José A. Galián and Josep A. Rosselló.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 6609 words.

Several genome duplications have been identified in the evolution of seed plants, providing unique systems for studying karyological processes promoting diversification and speciation....

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Extrafloral nectaries in Fabaceae: filling gaps in structural and anatomical diversity in the family

Ana Maria Gonzalez and Brigitte Marazzi.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

April 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9586 words.

Abstract

Extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) are particularly common in Fabaceae, and their morphological diversity has proved taxonomically useful. However, their...

Fine-scale genetic differentiation of a temperate herb: relevance of local environments and demographic change

Yasuhiro Sato and Hiroshi Kudoh.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Evolution. 7074 words.

The genetic structure of a plant species is shaped by environmental adaptation and demographic factors, but their relative contributions are still unknown. To examine the environment- or...

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First Pleistocene record of fossil wood of Bignoniaceae in the Americas and a comparison with the extant Tabebuia alliance and Tecomeae

Eliana Moya and Mariana Brea.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7607 words.

Abstract

A fossil wood specimen is described from the Late Pleistocene Arroyo Feliciano Formation, Entre Ríos, Argentina. Wood anatomical characteristics...

Fishing for nutrients in heterogeneous landscapes: modelling plant growth trade-offs in monocultures and mixed communities

Simon Antony Croft, Jonathan W. Pitchford and Angela Hodge.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution. 8370 words.

The problem of how best to find and exploit essential resources, the quality and locations of which are unknown, is common throughout biology. For plants, the need to grow an efficient root...

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Floral anatomy, ultrastructure and chemical analysis in Dactylorhiza incarnata/maculata complex (Orchidaceae)

Aleksandra M Naczk, Agnieszka K Kowalkowska, Natalia Wiśniewska, Łukasz P Haliński, Małgorzata Kapusta and Małgorzata Czerwicka.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9892 words.

Abstract

Four Dactylorhiza taxa in the D. incarnata/maculata complex were examined to identify differences in floral traits, using micromorphological,...

Floral development of Hymenaea verrucosa: an ontogenetic approach to the unusual flower of Fabaceae subfamily Detarioideae

Fabio Júnior Kochanovski, Juliana Villela Paulino, Simone Pádua Teixeira, Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi and Vidal de Freitas Mansano.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 6724 words.

Abstract

We evaluated the floral development of Hymenaea verrucosa, the only African species of the genus. This species has unusual floral features, such as a...

Floral traits driving reproductive isolation of two co-flowering taxa that share vertebrate pollinators

Joel A. Queiroz, Zelma G. M. Quirino and Isabel C. Machado.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Reproduction and Propagation. 7990 words.

Floral attributes evolve in response to frequent and efficient pollinators, which are potentially important drivers of floral diversification and reproductive isolation. In this context, we...

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Flower structure and development in Melanophylla (Torricelliaceae: Apiales): lability in direction of corolla contortion and orientation of pseudomonomerous gynoecium in a campanulid eudicot

Dmitry D Sokoloff, Polina V Karpunina, Maxim S Nuraliev and Alexei A Oskolski.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 11399 words.

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Transitions in corolla symmetry are an important aspect of angiosperm floral evolution. Contort petal aestivation is common in several groups of...

Genetic consequences of cladogenetic vs. anagenetic speciation in endemic plants of oceanic islands

Koji Takayama, Patricio López-Sepúlveda, Josef Greimler, Daniel J. Crawford, Patricio Peñailillo, Marcelo Baeza, Eduardo Ruiz, Gudrun Kohl, Karin Tremetsberger, Alejandro Gatica, Luis Letelier, Patricio Novoa, Johannes Novak and Tod F. Stuessy.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Plant Evolution; Genetics and Genomics; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 9309 words.

Adaptive radiation is a common mode of speciation among plants endemic to oceanic islands. This pattern is one of cladogenesis, or splitting of the founder population, into diverse lineages...

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Genetic differentiation and hybrid identification using microsatellite markers in closely related wild species

Caroline Turchetto, Ana Lúcia A. Segatto, Júlia Beduschi, Sandro L. Bonatto and Loreta B. Freitas.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Evolution. 6704 words.

Identifying the genetic basis of speciation is critical for understanding the evolutionary history of closely related wild species. Recently diverged species facilitate the study of...

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Genetic diversity and floral width variation in introduced and native populations of a long-lived woody perennial

Jane C. Stout, Karl J. Duffy, Paul A. Egan, Maeve Harbourne and Trevor R. Hodkinson.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Pathology and Diseases; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution. 6206 words.

Populations of introduced species in their new environments are expected to differ from native populations, due to processes such as genetic drift, founder effects and local adaptation,...

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