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Genetic structure of coexisting wild and managed agave populations: implications for the evolution of plants under domestication

Carmen Julia Figueredo, Alejandro Casas, Antonio González-Rodríguez, Jafet M. Nassar, Patricia Colunga-GarcíaMarín and Víctor Rocha-Ramírez.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution. 8787 words.

Domestication is a continuous evolutionary process guided by humans. This process leads to divergence in characteristics such as behaviour, morphology or genetics, between wild and managed...

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Genetic variability and population structure of Passiflora contracta, a bat-pollinated species from a fragmented rainforest

Caroline Turchetto, Geraldo Mäder, Ana Luiza R Cazé and Loreta B Freitas.

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. 7268 words.

Abstract

We investigated the structure of genetic diversity in populations of Passiflora contracta across the range of the species in the Brazilian Atlantic...

Genome downsizing and karyotype constancy in diploid and polyploid congeners: a model of genome size variation

Lidia Poggio, María Florencia Realini, María Florencia Fourastié, Ana María García and Graciela Esther González.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 4598 words.

Evolutionary chromosome change involves significant variation in DNA amount in diploids and genome downsizing in polyploids. Genome size and karyotype parameters of Hippeastrum species with...

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High genetic diversity and demographic stability in Aechmea kertesziae (Bromeliaceae), a species of sandy coastal plains (restinga habitat) in southern Brazil

Márcia Goetze, Fernanda Capra, Miriam Valli Büttow, Camila Martini Zanella and Fernanda Bered.

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. 9205 words.

Abstract

Forest-dwelling taxa of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest experienced range contractions during the glacial periods of the Quaternary. In contrast,...

High genetic diversity and moderate genetic structure in the self-incompatible, clonal Bromelia hieronymi (Bromeliaceae)

Fernanda Maria de Russo Godoy, Maurício Lenzi, Bruno Henrique Dos Santos Ferreira, Luciana Vicente Da Silva, Camila Martini Zanella and Gecele Matos Paggi.

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. 10304 words.

Abstract

Genetic diversity and population structure in plants are directly associated with the reproductive system and gene flow by pollen and seeds. We...

High genetic diversity in a threatened clonal species, Cypripedium calceolus (Orchidaceae), enables long-term stability of the species in different biogeographical regions in Estonia

Roberta Gargiulo, Aigi Ilves, Tanel Kaart, Michael F Fay and Tiiu Kull.

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. 6240 words.

Abstract

In plants capable of clonal reproduction, demographic and ecological investigations are essential for understanding the factors contributing to...

The impact of flower morphology and pollinator community composition on pollen transfer in the distylous Primula veris

P Deschepper, R Brys and H Jacquemyn.

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. 6743 words.

Abstract

Distyly is a floral polymorphism characterized by the presence of two discrete morphs with reciprocal positioning of anthers and stigmas in flowers on...

In a green frame of mind: perspectives on the behavioural ecology and cognitive nature of plants

Monica Gagliano.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 4901 words.

It is increasingly recognized that plants are highly sensitive organisms that perceive, assess, learn, remember, resolve problems, make decisions and communicate with each other by actively...

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Inbreeding effects in a mixed-mating vine: effects of mating history, pollen competition and stress on the cost of inbreeding

Øystein H. Opedal, W. Scott Armbruster and Christophe Pélabon.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Reproduction and Propagation. 8211 words.

Inbreeding depression is assumed to be a central factor contributing to the stability of plant mating systems. Predicting the fitness consequence of inbreeding in natural populations is...

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Increased heterosis in selfing populations of a perennial forb

Christopher G. Oakley, Jonathan P. Spoelhof and Douglas W. Schemske.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Evolution; Genetics and Genomics; Plant Reproduction and Propagation. 9871 words.

Quantifying the importance of random genetic drift in natural populations is central to understanding the potential limits to natural selection. One approach is to estimate the magnitude of...

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Inferring the mycorrhizal status of introduced plants of Cypripedium calceolus (Orchidaceae) in northern England using stable isotope analysis

Michael F Fay, Moritz Feustel, Colin Newlands and Gerhard Gebauer.

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. 2031 words.

Abstract

As part of the conservation programme for Cypripedium calceolus in England, seedlings have been produced in axenic culture and grown in pots prior to...

Integrative identification of incipient lineages in Heuchera longiflora (Saxifragaceae)

Ryan A Folk, Julian C Ginori, Douglas E Soltis and Aaron J Floden.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 10061 words.

Abstract

Following on from an emerging understanding of the diversification process, many recent workers have considered infraspecific taxa as valuable for...

Introduction to the Special Issue: Beyond traits: integrating behaviour into plant ecology and biology

James F. Cahill.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Developmental Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Plant Reproduction and Propagation. 2306 words.

The way that plants are conceptualized in the context of ecological understanding is changing. In one direction, a reductionist school is pulling plants apart into a list of measured...

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Is heterostyly rare on oceanic islands?

Kenta Watanabe and Takashi Sugawara.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Reproduction and Propagation; Plant Evolution; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 10229 words.

Heterostyly has been considered rare or absent on oceanic islands. However, there has been no comprehensive review on this issue. Is heterostyly truly rare on oceanic islands? What makes...

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Is there an influence of the edge on plant pollination in dry forests? The case of Justicia aequilabris (Acanthaceae)

Laís Leite Barreto, Bruna Yvila Melo Santos, Ana Virgínia Leite, André Maurício Melo Santos and Cibele Cardoso Castro.

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. 5079 words.

Abstract

The edge conditions resulting from the fragmentation of moist forests may negatively affect the reproduction of many native plant species. We examined...

Isotropic and anisotropic processes influence fine-scale spatial genetic structure of a keystone tropical plant

Addisie Geremew, Melkamu G Woldemariam, Alemayehu Kefalew, Iris Stiers and Ludwig Triest.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution. 9483 words.

Abstract

Limited seed or pollen dispersal enhances spatial genetic relatedness between individuals (fine-scale spatial genetic structure, FSGS), which usually...

Lay mistletoes on the Yucatán Peninsula: post-glacial expansion and genetic differentiation of Psittacanthus mayanus (Loranthaceae)

Yuyini Licona-Vera, Andrés E Ortiz-Rodriguez, Antonio Acini Vásquez-Aguilar and Juan Francisco Ornelas.

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. 14764 words.

Abstract

We evaluate phylogeographical patterns of Psittacanthus mayanus (Loranthaceae), a widely distributed mistletoe species on the Yucatán Peninsula and...

Leaf anatomical features and their implications for the systematics of dragon’s blood, Croton section Cyclostigma (Euphorbiaceae)

Ana Carla Feio, Renata M S A Meira and Ricarda Riina.

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. 12447 words.

Abstract

Establishing species limits in clades in Croton using characters from external morphology and common molecular markers has proved cumbersome,...

Leaf economics of evergreen and deciduous tree species along an elevational gradient in a subtropical mountain

Kundong Bai, Chengxin He, Xianchong Wan and Debing Jiang.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Physiology; Plant Evolution. 9991 words.

The ecophysiological mechanisms underlying the pattern of bimodal elevational distribution of evergreen tree species remain incompletely understood. Here we used leaf economics spectrum...

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Leaflet anatomy of the Dipterygeae clade (Faboideae: Fabaceae): evolutionary implications and systematics

Nayla Fernanda Silva, Rosani Do Carmo de Oliveira Arruda, Flavio Macedo Alves and Ângela Lúcia Bagnatori Sartori.

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. 7860 words.

Abstract

Dipterygeae traditionally comprised the genera Dipteryx (12 species), Pterodon (three species) and Taralea (seven species), but Monopteryx (three...